The Kroger Co. has promoted Mary Ellen Adcock to group VP of retail operations, effective May 16. She succeeds Marnette Perry, whose retirement previously was announced. Adcock currently serves as VP of operations for Kroger’s Columbus, Ohio, division.
“Mary Ellen brings to her new role a strong track record of success leading teams across our business, including manufacturing, operations and merchandising. She is the right leader to help shape our vision for store operations as we continue investing to grow,” said Rodney McMullen, Kroger’s chairman and CEO. “Mary Ellen will be a great addition to our senior leadership team.”
Adcock joined the company’s Country Oven Bakery in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in 1999. She held several leadership positions of increasing responsibility in Kroger manufacturing, including VP of deli/bakery manufacturing in Kroger’s general office in 2009. In 2014, Adcock was named VP of merchandising for Kroger’s Columbus division.