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EMERYVILLE, CALIF. — Rizal Hamdallah is joining Clif Bar & Co. as the company’s first chief innovation officer.

Mr. Hamdallah most recently was chief global growth officer and chief global innovation officer at Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc., where he led the cooperative’s innovation and research teams to launch wellness-focused products, including CarryOn CBD sparkling water, which debuted in June. Before that he was managing director and vice president of the Innovation Lab at Tyson Foods, Inc. and managing director of Tyson New Ventures, where he spearheaded the company’s investment in plant-based protein. He also was a senior brand manager for Skippy and Blue Band at Unilever and a marketing project lead at Nestle SA.

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