Kroger names in-house veteran group VP non-perishables

CINCINNATI — Kroger on Tuesday promoted Robert Clark as group VP non-perishables.

"Robert brings impactful leadership and extensive merchandising experience to our team," stated Michael Donnelly, Kroger's SVP merchandising. "His valuable knowledge of our customers across the country will further strengthen our strategic direction."

As group VP, Clark will be responsible for grocery, health and beauty, adult beverage, general merchandise and pharmacy.

Clark began his career with Kroger in 1985 as a courtesy clerk at Fry's Food Stores in Arizona. Since then, he has held various leadership positions, including store and district management, as well as in grocery merchandising. In 2002, Clark was promoted to VP merchandising at Fry's. In 2010, he was named VP operations for the Columbus Division before assuming the role of VP merchandising at Fred Meyer in October 2011.

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