Kroger names VP of retail operations

by Rebekah Schouten
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The Kroger Co. has promoted Mary Ellen Adcock to the position of group vice-president of retail operations.

CINCINNATI – The Kroger Co. has promoted Mary Ellen Adcock to the position of group vice president of retail operations, effective May 16. Adcock currently serves as vice-president of operations for Kroger’s Columbus division.

Adcock joined the company’s Country Oven Bakery division in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in 1999. She held various leadership positions in Kroger Manufacturing, including vice-president of deli/bakery manufacturing in Kroger’s general office in 2009. In 2014, Adcock was named vice president of merchandising for Kroger’s Columbus division.

“Mary Ellen brings to her new role a strong track record of success leading teams across our business, including manufacturing, operations and merchandising,” said Rodney McMullen, Kroger’s chairman and CEO. “She is the right leader to help shape our vision for store operations as we continue investing to grow. Mary Ellen will be a great addition to our senior leadership team.”

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