The Kroger Co. has appointed Keith Shoemaker president of its Dallas division. Earlier this month the Cincinnati-based company announced that Adam Wampler, the previous president of Kroger’s Dallas division and a 30-year veteran of Safeway and Albertsons, had passed away June 30.
Shoemaker, who most recently was VP of operations for the Dallas division will report to SVP of Retail Divisions Valerie Jabbar.
“Keith is a highly regarded leader across the grocery retail industry and will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience having served in various positions in the Dallas/Fort Worth market for 39 years,” said Jabbar in a statement. “We are confident Keith’s infectious dedication to the company’s promise to be friendly and caring and uplift [in] every way is a true extension of Adam’s legacy that the division team will continue to benefit from under his leadership.”
Shoemaker has more than 44 years of experience with the company. He served in a number of leadership positions, including perishable coordinator, deli/bakery buyer, store manager, district manager and regional director of operations.
In 2012, he was promoted to VP of operations for the Fry’s division before transitioning to VP of merchandising for the division in 2015. In 2017, he joined the Dallas division as VP of merchandising and was named VP of operations for the division in 2018.
Shoemaker has supported various community organizations over the course of his career, including the Special Olympics, Salvation Army and Race for the Cure.
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