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CINCINNATI Kroger has appointed Kroger executive Michael Stoll to serve as CEO of The Little Clinic business.
Stoll brings 34 years of experience with Kroger in corporate benefits, human resources management and store operations to his new role. In his most recent position as VP corporate benefits, Stoll played a key role in developing the healthcare strategy and pension plans for Kroger’s 334,000 full- and part-time associates.
Promoted to VP corporate benefits, succeeding Stoll, is Theresa Monti. Prior to her promotion, Monti served as director of corporate health and welfare benefit programs for Kroger. In her new role, she will lead the development, implementation and administration of policies and strategies for the company-sponsored health, welfare and retirement benefit plans. Prior to joining Kroger in 1999, she held national account management positions with both Kaiser Permanente and Prudential Health Care.
“The Little Clinic is an essential part of Kroger’s commitment to health and wellness for all of the customers we serve. Mike’s extensive experience in healthcare benefits and customer insight will guide us as we continue to look for innovative ways to build on the shared expertise in our clinics and our stores,” stated David Dillon, chairman and CEO of Kroger.
The Little Clinic, which Kroger acquired in February, operates clinics inside select Kroger stores, including Fry’s in Arizona, King Soopers in Colorado, and Kroger stores in Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee. The relationship between Kroger and The Little Clinic began in 2003 when Kroger opened its first Little Clinic in a Kroger store in Louisville, Ky.