Another piece of the leadership puzzle fell into place at Kroger as the company continues to execute a succession strategy backed by the tailwind of 40 consecutive quarter of same store sales growth.
Kroger CEO David B. Dillon, a 37-year Kroger veteran, will retire Jan. 1, 2014, and will continue to serve as chairman of the board through Dec. 31, 2014. Succeeding him will be W. Rodney McMullen, Kroger's president and COO.
Growth opportunities in new geographies prompted Kroger to realign its organizational structure and place four executive in new roles.
Kroger announced that Sukanya Madlinger has been named president of Kroger's Cincinnati/Dayton division, replacing Geoff Covert, who has been named SVP retail operations for the company.