ORLANDO Darden Restaurants Inc. said Friday that John Caron, the executive vice president of marketing for the company’s Olive Garden chain, has been promoted into the new post of chief marketing officer for Darden. The casual-dining company also announced that Paula Shives, an 11-year Darden veteran, would retire as general counsel this fall. As chief marketing officer, Caron will report to Darden’s chief operating officer, Andrew Madsen, and direct brand strategy for the company’s chains, ...

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