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Bob Mariano

Exec team evolves at Kroger

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. recently announced management changes at several of its divisions, most notably the pending retirement of Bob Mariano, chief executive officer of Kroger’s Roundy’s division and the creator and namesake of the Mariano’s grocery chain in the Chicago area. Mariano, 66, is set to retire September 1, but he will serve as

Kroger tabs two to lead divisions

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. last month announced it had promoted two executives to the role of division president. Michael Marx, who had served as vice president of people operations for Kroger, became president of the Wisconsin division of Roundy’s. Don Rosanova, who had been serving as executive vice president of operations at Roundy’s, is now

Kroger names presidents of Roundy’s, Mariano’s

Kroger names presidents of Roundy’s, Mariano’s

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. has promoted Michael Marx, currently its vice president of people operations for Kroger, to serve as president of its Roundy’s Wisconsin division. Don Rosanova, who has been serving as executive vice president of operations for Roundy’s, will become president of the Mariano’s chain, which operates in Chicago and is part of Kroger’s

Kroger readies concept store

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. next month will debut a culinary-focused concept store outside Seattle. The Main & Vine format, opening in Gig Harbor, Wash., will emphasize produce, food preparation advice and high-quality ready-to-eat meals. The store will also feature an expanded selection of organic products. It will offer “fresh, affordable” local produce and meat, and

More consolidation

CINCINNATI – Kroger Co. has agreed to buy 151-store Roundy’s Inc. for some $800 million, including debt. Kroger will purchase all outstanding shares of Roundy’s for $3.60 per share, a premium of about 65% to its closing price on November 10. The deal, which is expected to close by year-end, was unanimously approved by the