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Another high-profile Target exit: Grocery chief leaving


That was fast.


Anne Dament, senior VP of grocery merchandising for Target Corp., is leaving the chain, after less than 18 months on the job. Her last day will be Nov. 18.


Damen’s exit will mark the third high-level executive departure at Target in less than three months. In August, the chain’s chief marketing officer, Jeff Jones, resigned to join Uber. And in September, chief digital officer Jason Goldberger left.


The departure of Dament, who was one of Target CEO Brian Cornell’s first executive hires, comes amid the retailer's ongoing attempt to overhaul its grocery business. The makeover, which includes a big focus on organic items and gluten-free products, has apparently not impressed shoppers, the Star Tribune reported.


Mark Tritton, Target's chief merchandising officer, has already assumed some of Damen’s responsibilities on an interim basis, according to the report. The chain is launching a comprehensive search for a replacement, considering both internal and external candidates.

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