Kroger Names Robert Clark as Group Vice President of Non-Perishables

     Kroger Names Robert Clark as Group Vice President of Non-Perishables

PR Newswire

CINCINNATI, Feb. 19, 2013

CINCINNATI, Feb.19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) announced
today the promotion of Robert Clark as group vice president of

Mr. Clark, 47, has been vice president of merchandising at Fred Meyer since

"Robert brings impactful leadership and extensive merchandising experience to
our team," said Michael J. Donnelly, Kroger's senior vice president of
merchandising. "His valuable knowledge of our customers across the country
will further strengthen our strategic direction."

Mr. Clark began his career with Kroger in 1985 as a courtesy clerk at Fry's
Food Stores in Arizona. Since then, he has held various leadership positions,
including store and district management, as well as in grocery merchandising.
In 2002, Mr. Clark was promoted to vice president of merchandising at Fry's.
In 2010, he was named vice president of operations for the Columbus Division
before moving into his current position in October 2011.

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.

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