The Louisville division will include nearly 15,000 associates working in 98 Kroger stores in Kentucky, southern Illinois and southern Indiana.Jayne Homco Promoted to President of Michigan Division Jayne Homco, currently vice president of merchandising for Kroger's Southwest Division, has been promoted to president of the Michigan Division. She replaces Mr. Going. Ms. Homco joined Kroger in 1978. She was promoted to vice president of merchandising for the company's QFC division in 2004 and took on her current role in 2007. The Michigan division includes nearly 16,000 associates working in 129 Kroger supermarkets in Michigan. Erin Sharp Promoted to Group Vice President of Kroger Manufacturing Erin Sharp, currently vice president of operations for Kroger manufacturing, has been promoted to group vice president of Kroger manufacturing. She replaces Mr. Kaufman. Ms. Sharp joined Kroger in 2011 in her current role. Previously, she served as vice president of manufacturing for the Sara Lee Corporation. In that role, Ms. Sharp led manufacturing and logistics operations for the central region of their U.S. Fresh Bakery Division. In her new role, Ms. Sharp will oversee approximately 7,000 associates working in 37 food processing plants in the United States. Kroger, one of the world's largest retailers, employs 343,000 associates who serve customers in 2,419 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 31 states under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Jay C, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry's, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith's. The company also operates 784 convenience stores, 322 fine jewelry stores, 1,182 supermarket fuel centers and 37 food processing plants in the U.S. Recognized by Forbes as the most generous company in America, Kroger supports hunger relief, breast cancer awareness, the military and their families, and more than 30,000 schools and grassroots organizations. Kroger contributes food and funds equal to 200 million meals a year through more than 80 Feeding America food bank partners. A leader in supplier diversity, Kroger is a proud member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber's Million Dollar Club. SOURCE The Kroger Co.