Kroger Appoints Elaine Chao to Board of Directors

The businesswoman and former cabinet member under presidents George W. Bush and Donald Trump brings governance, strategic and workforce management background, the retailer said.


Shelf Engine Appoints Kane McCord as President and Chief Revenue Officer

The former COO at Ibotta will lead sales, customer success, marketing, operations, and shared services teams at the fast-growing, fresh item demand and ordering software firm.

Staples executive appointed after an extensive search following the announcement in September 2020 that Steven Spinner planned to retire from the chief role this year.

The Kroger Co. has appointed Keith Shoemaker president of its Dallas division, following the passing of Adam Wampler, who previously held the role.

The president of Wright’s Market, an independent grocery store in Opelika, Ala., is honored for his participation in government relations.

The 30-year retail executive, who most recently was SpartanNash’s chief marketing and merchandising officer, succeeds Paula Ginnett, who is promoted to group VP of retail operations in Cincinnati.

The one-time Lidl U.S. leader, who since engineered Save A Lot’s whirlwind transition, will take Gerd Chrzanowski’s vacated spot as Lidl’s deputy chairman with responsibility for its international business.

The veteran financial professional succeed Rebekeh Manis, who will lead new geographies for the retailer.

Cheryl Sommer acquired the store, which is the only locally owned independent supermarket in Santa Fe, in 2003.

The 40-year Kroger veteran will retire Aug. 7 and be succeeded by Valerie Jabbar, who is currently group VP of center store merchandising.

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