June 21, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced it has named
president of the company's new
president of the new
president of the
group vice president of Kroger manufacturing.
"Rick, Calvin, Jayne and Erin bring to their new roles a passion for customers and proven experience leading teams to deliver consistently strong performance," said
, Kroger's president and chief operating officer. "Their leadership will help us build on our Customer 1
strategy to enhance customer loyalty, accelerate our growth and deliver shareholder value."
Kroger today also announced the establishment of two new supermarket divisions, a
division and a
"Opportunities for growth in
inspired us to take this path," Mr. McMullen said. "We believe this move will enable our associates to do what they do best – meet the needs of our local customers and neighbors, our communities, and each other."
Rick Going Named President of New Nashville Division
, currently president of the
division, has been named president of Kroger's new
Mr. Going, who joined the company in 1981, has held a number of leadership positions at the store, district and division level before advancing to his current position in 2007.
division will include more than 11,800 associates working in 63 stores in the
area and 28 stores in the
Calvin Kaufman Named President of New Louisville Division
, currently group vice president of Kroger manufacturing, has been named president of the company's new
Mr. Kaufman joined Kroger in 1994 and has served in a variety of leadership roles, including as Kroger's senior director of logistics, before he was named to his current role in 2007.