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Kroger CFO Mike Schlotman to Retire; Gary Millerchip to Take Over in April

The 30-year veteran led financial strategy as Kroger pioneered a wildly successful customer-centric strategy then pivoted to omnichannel growth

Retailers

Giant Names Sepideh Burkett to New Store Support VP

The new role involves bringing “customer-centric strategy to life” across 170 stores.

WGB’s December Endcap guest shares his affinity for his life as a grocer, his exasperation of swipe fees, his appreciation for his sister, Jane Raybould, and his admiration for Bruce Springsteen.

Sources say the surprise split was likely not performance-related as speculation grows about next step; COO Jim Nielsen, CFO Brad Lukow to lead fast-growing retailer while it searches for a successor.

The retailer has appointed the industry executive as SVP and chief human resources officer.

Sam Rhodes to lead merchandising and related functions for the 960-store retail ad group.

WGB’s November Endcap guest dishes on the alleged demise of brick-and-mortar, red tape and a reluctance to ask for help while proclaiming affection for her fabulous team, positive reinforcement and her prized Martin guitar.

Local grocers from across the nation will be recognized in February and honored at the NGA Show in San Diego.

The state trade executive was recognized for his advocacy efforts at Food Industry Association Executives' annual confab.

The strategy will seek sales and share growth through omnichannel expansion and leveraging local brands, executives shared during Capital Markets Day presentation.