Ocean Spray Cranberries named Robert Hawthorne president-CEO. Mr. Hawthorne, 54, succeeds Thomas Bullock, who announced last year he would retire after 18 years at the company. Previously, Mr. Hawthorne spent 14 years at General Mills and 10 years at Pillsbury Co. Most recently, he was president-CEO of air bed marketer Select Comfort Corp. The cranberry cooperative has been hit by sales declines as a result of increased competition and a surplus of cranberries.
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