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Kroger’s President And COO Retires

Mike Ellis
Mike Ellis

Last updated on July 2nd, 2015 at 02:54 pm

The Kroger Co.’s president and COO, Mike Ellis, has retired after 40 years with the company.

Ellis joined Fred Meyer in 1975 as a parcel clerk at age 16, and went on to serve in a series of operations and merchandising leadership positions in stores, division management and as a corporate officer. He was VP of Fred Meyer’s food group before joining The Kroger Co. as a senior officer in 2004. He returned to lead Fred Meyer as president in 2006. He was promoted to SVP of retail divisions in 2012, leading five operating divisions, as well as Kroger’s jewelry and convenience store businesses, and became president and COO on Jan. 1, 2014.

Ellis’ successor will be named at a later date, according to Kroger.

“We’re very grateful to Mike for his contributions over the past 40 years, and we wish him all the best in retirement,” said Rodney McMullen, Kroger’s chairman and CEO. “We have long taken a team approach to leadership and together our highly-experienced team of operators and merchandisers is focused on delivering on our aggressive growth goals.”

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