(Jan. 29) Bridgeport, N.J.-based Albert’s Organics Inc. hired John Hedges as business unit manager for its Twin Cities division in Mounds View, Minn.

Hedges comes from Sage Software, Irvine, Calif., where he was account manager. Additional work experience consists of senior management positions with Fleming Cos. Inc., Lewisville, Texas, and ownership of Storefront Pizza, said Frank McCarthy, vice president of marketing.

He succeeds Leonard Bibb, who was named national director of operations for Albert’s in December, said McCarthy.

Albert’s also has appointed Todd Greene to the newly created position of national sales director.

Greene comes to Albert’s from Earth Fare Inc., Asheville, N.C., where he was director of operations. He also was corporate sales manager with Food Lion LLC, Salisbury, N.C.

Albert’s is a wholly owned subsidiary of United Natural Foods, Inc., Dayville, Conn.