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Kroger taps Hostetler to head Nashville division

Kroger taps Hostetler to head Nashville division

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. said Tuesday that it has tapped Walmart veteran Sonya Hostetler to serve as president of its Nashville division, which comprises 91 stores across middle and eastern Tennessee, northern Alabama and southern Kentucky. Her appointment is effective August 1. She succeeds Zane Day, who previously announced his plans to retire from the

Kroger promotes execs to support Restock Kroger

Kroger promotes execs to support Restock Kroger

CINCINNATI — Kroger is promoting several executives as the retailer continues to remake its business through its Restock Kroger plan. “We are making progress on redefining the customer experience, and our high-performing leaders are determined to maintain that momentum in year two of Restock Kroger and beyond,” Mike Donnelly, Kroger’s executive vice president and chief

Kroger to phase out single-use plastic bags

Kroger to phase out single-use plastic bags

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. said Thursday that it will phase out single-use plastic bags and transition to reusable bags by 2025. The move will take effect at all of the retailer’s supermarket divisions, beginning with Seattle-based QFC, which is expected to complete the transition away from single-use plastic bags next year. “As part of our

Kroger promotes two executives

Kroger promotes two executives

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. on Tuesday announced two executive promotions designed to support its Restock Kroger initiative. Steve McKinney, currently president of the Fry’s Food Stores division, has been named senior vice president of retail divisions, effective February 5. Monica Garnes, who currently corporate vice president of produce-floral merchandising, will succeed McKinney as Fry’s division

Kroger names Donnelly COO

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. executive vice president of merchandising Mike Donnelly has assumed responsibility for both operations and merchandising as executive vice president and chief operating officer. The move comes as Fred Morganthall, who has been serving as Kroger’s executive vice president of retail operations, is set to retire, effective November 30. Donnelly will become

Kroger names Donnelly to succeed Morganthall

Kroger names Donnelly to succeed Morganthall

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. said Tuesday that Fred Morganthall will retire November 30 as executive vice president of retail operations. Morganthall will be succeeded by Kroger’s executive vice president of merchandising, Mike Donnelly, who on November 1 will assume responsibility for both operations and merchandising as executive vice president and chief operating officer. Donnelly will