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MINNEAPOLIS The former global chief information officer for Cadbury is joining Supervalu.

Wayne Shurts will join the Minneapolis-based supermarket chain as its EVP and CIO. In his new role at Supervalu, Shurts will lead the company’s IT strategy and project implementation. Shurts is replacing Colin Cobain, who was appointed in June 2009 as Supervalu’s interim CIO. Since that time, a search had been underway to permanently fill the role.

“Wayne is a strong and proven leader who understands the grocery industry as well as the systems behind supply chain and logistics within retail organizations,” said Craig Herkert, Supervalu CEO and president. “He is an outstanding addition to our team, and will be invaluable as we continue our focus on becoming America’s Neighborhood Grocer.”

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