Monday, January 29, 2018

Staples hires Coke executive to replace Goodman as CEO

Staples Inc. is bringing on an outgoing Coca-Cola Co. executive to serve as its next chief executive, the company said Friday, the same day that CEO Shira Goodman left the company.

J. Alexander “Sandy” Douglas Jr., most recently the president of Coca-Cola North America, will become Staples CEO on April 2, according to a statement from Staples. Coca-Cola had announced in October that Douglas would be retiring from the Atlanta-based beverage giant on March 1. He has spent the past 30 years of his career at Coke.. . . more