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.”