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Kneaders Bakery & Cafe Names New Chief Operating Officer

Former VP of Food Safety Neil Checketts Assumes COO Role

Fast-casual restaurant chain Kneaders Bakery & Cafe promoted Neil Checketts to COO. For the past year Checketts has served as Kneaders’ vice president of food safety and quality assurance.

Checketts previously served as senior director of food safety at Walmart, where he managed the food safety and communicable illness programs for the nearly 4,000 Walmart stores in the domestic market United States and Puerto Rico. He also served as vice president of food safety, quality assurance, quality control and regulatory affairs for Sobeys Inc., a Canadian retailer with more than 1,600 stores. Checketts began his professional career working for several health departments in Utah as a registered environmental scientist.