Los Angeles-based Food 4 Less/Foods Co, a subsidiary of The Kroger Co. has hired Nancy Lebold as VP of merchandising for the company, effective Sept. 23. She reports to Bryan Kaltenbach, president of the Food 4 Less/Foods Co division. Lebold succeeds Mike Servold, who was recently promoted to VP of operations of Kroger’s Atlanta division.
Lebold joins Kroger with 26 years of experience in the grocery retail industry at Boise, Idaho-based WinCo Foods. While at WinCo, she held a variety of store, district and corporate roles with varying degrees of responsibility and leadership. In 2007, she was named VP of general merchandise before being promoted to VP of procurement. In 2015, she was named SVP of operations, where she led significant operational and performance improvements in new markets, among other accomplishments, Kroger says.
“We are thrilled to have an operator of Nancy’s caliber to lead our merchandising team,” says Bryan Kaltenbach, president of Food 4 Less/Foods Co. “Nancy exemplifies the strategic vision, leadership and execution skills needed for the position.”
“I look forward to being part of such an incredible organization and team; together, we will execute our Restock Kroger strategy and position Food 4 Less/Foods Co for continued success in the future,” said Lebold.
Lebold graduated from Oregon State University with a bachelor’s degree in business marketing and holds a Food Industry Management Certificate from the University of Southern California-Marshall School of Business.