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Kroger SVP Williams Retires

April 2, 2014
by Candy & Snack TODAY

Cincinnati — Robert “Pete” Williams, senior vice-president of The Kroger Co., will retire in May after 37 years, Kroger reports.

His successor will be named at a later date, according to the company.

Williams has served in his current role since 2007 and leads seven grocery divisions. He joined Kroger in 1977 as a management trainee, and later as director of labor relations, vice-president of operations and vice-president of merchandising. In 1998, he was promoted to president of the company’s Mid-Atlantic division.

Citing Williams’ enthusiasm and steady presence, Kroger President Mike Ellis says: “Pete’s leadership has reflected his passion for our associates, customers and local communities. He has been a tremendous asset to our company.”

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