Royal Wessanen N.V. has appointed Richard Lane president and CEO of its North American operations. Lane, who has worked for Frito-Lay, Pepsico Food Systems, Ameriserve and Supervalu, replaces Alec Covington, who leaves the company to become CEO of Nash Finch Co., a rival food distributor. Wessanen is the parent of Tree of Life Inc., which distributes natural and organic foods.

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