Kroger Announces Retirement of Kroger Central Division President Bob Moeder
CINCINNATI, Jan. 31, 2013
CINCINNATI, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) announced
today the retirement of Central Division President Robert "Bob" Moeder.
"During his 42-year career, Bob has consistently demonstrated his passion for
and commitment to our associates, our customers and our local communities,"
said Rodney McMullen, Kroger's president and chief operating officer. "His
improvement of our convenience store division and support on launching
supermarket fuel has contributed to Kroger's connection with customers and
increased value for shareholders. We thank Bob and Marsha for their many years
of dedicated service and wish them the best in retirement. I am sure Bob will
remain involved in serving the Kroger family through his community service,
passionately advocating for the causes that matter deeply to Bob and his
Mr. Moeder, originally from Kansas, began his career with Dillon Companies
Inc. in 1971 working part-time for its Calhoun's clothing division while
attending college in Salina, Kansas. He earned a degree in computer science
from Kansas State University in 1971 and was recognized as a distinguished
alumnus in 2008. Mr. Moeder also is a 1993 graduate of Leadership Kansas.
He was named President of Calhoun's in 1984. In 1985, he joined Kwik Shop,
Inc., a convenience store division of the Dillons Company, as assistant
director of operations. He became executive vice president of Kwik Shop in
1991, and he was promoted to vice president of convenience stores and Turkey
Hill Dairy in 1995. In 1999, he was named corporate vice president of
convenience stores, supermarket petroleum group and Turkey Hill Dairy. In
2006, he was promoted to serve in his current role as president of Central
During his tenure at Kroger Central Division, Mr. Moeder oversaw a strategic
restructuring of the division, including a significant number of new store
openings, expansions, remodels and store closings, leading to almost $1
billion in store investments and nearly 2,000 new jobs. Under his leadership,
Central Division acquired Scott's Food & Pharmacy in Fort Wayne and pursued a
more than $105 million capital investment project across the Fort Wayne
region. His passion for people guided effective investments in community
relationships and increased community support to nearly $15 million per year.
Following his retirement, Mr. Moeder and his wife, Marsha, will spend time in
Indianapolis and Kansas, as well as traveling in the United States. Their son
Christopher is currently a student at Indiana University School of Medicine.
Kroger, one of the world's largest retailers, employs more than 339,000
associates who serve customers in 2,422 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 790 convenience stores, 344 fine
jewelry stores, 1,141 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 160 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.
Contact: Media, Keith Dailey, +1-513-762-1304 or John Elliott, Kroger Central
Division, +1-317-579-8113, Investors, Cindy Holmes, +1-513-762-4969
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