Kroger Promotes Group of Execs
Madlinger, who had been president of Kroger’s Cincinnati/Dayton division, is replacing Geoff Covert, who is retiring. Mike Donnelly was promoted to EVP of merchandising, maintaining his responsibilities for merchandising and procurement and adding functions including digital, manufacturing and corporate brands. In addition, chief information officer Chris Hjelm was promoted from SVP to EVP; Fred Morganthall was promoted from SVP to EVP of retail operations; and CFO Mike Schlotman was promoted to EVP and given new responsibilities including convenience stores, data integrity and risk management.
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