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Kroger Names Group VP of Retail Operations

Kroger Names Group VP of Retail Operations

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. has promoted Mary Ellen Adcock to the post of group vice president of retail operations, effective May 16. She succeeds Marnette Perry, whose retirement was previously announced. Adcock is currently vice president of operations for Kroger’s Columbus division. “Mary Ellen brings to her new role a strong track record of success leading

Smith’s president Jay Cummins to retire

Smith’s president Jay Cummins to retire

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. said Monday that Jay Cummins, president of the company’s Smith’s division, plans to retire on April 29. His replacement will be announced at a later date, according to the company. Cummins began his Kroger career in 1972 as a clerk at a store in Huntington Beach, Calif. He went on to

New Year gets off to quiet start

New Year gets off to quiet start

Walmart has begun closing stores, as the retailer had previously announced. Most of the closings involve the Express stores the company began opening over the past two years in the belief that it could more successfully compete with the likes of such small-store retailers as drug and dollar stores with convenience-oriented stores than the big

Kroger’s Morganthall receives FMI’s Rabb Award

MIAMI — The Food Marketing Institute on Saturday night presented its Sidney R. Rabb Award to Fred Morganthall, executive vice president of retail operations at Kroger Co. FMI also honored Jerry Kehe, chairman of the board at KeHE Distributors, with its Herbert Hoover Humanitarian Service Award. And J. Alexander “Sandy” Douglas, executive vice president of

Lynn Gust retiring as Fred Meyer president

Lynn Gust retiring as Fred Meyer president

CINCINNATI — Fred Meyer president Lynn Gust is retiring from his post as Kroger Co.’s Fred Meyer Stores division, effective January 31. He will be succeeded by Jeff Burt, president of Kroger’s Central division. Fred Meyer, based in Portland, Ore., offers one-stop shopping at 132 multi-department stores in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Gust started