Oct 26, 2012
People on the Move
JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- Supporting its recently announced long-term growth plans, The Kroger Co. has promoted Michael L. Ellis to senior vice president, Retail Divisions, overseeing the c-store group, in addition to five supermarket divisions.
Ellis has been president of the company's Fred Meyer division, based in Portland, Ore., since 2006. Since joining Fred Meyer at age 16, Ellis has held a number of leadership positions in the company, including vice president of Fred Meyer's food group and group vice president for grocery, drug, general merchandise, pharmacy & advertising for The Kroger Co.
Kroger also named Marnette Perry as its new senior vice president, Strategic Initiatives and Operations. She will lead several strategic initiatives, including efforts to reach value-conscious customers. In her previous role, she was responsible for eight supermarket divisions.
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