McGeorge Retires as Kroger President

Don McGeorge, who as president and chief operating officer of Kroger Co. was influential in developing many of the retailer’s strategies, including its private brands and centralized operations, is retiring after 32 years with the company, the retailer said Thursday. Rodney McMullen, Kroger’s vice chairman, will assume the responsibilities of president and COO on Aug. 1, the company added.

CINCINNATI — Don McGeorge, who as president and chief operating officer of Kroger Co. was influential in developing many of the retailer’s strategies, including its private brands and centralized operations, is retiring after 32 years with the company, the retailer said Thursday. Rodney McMullen, Kroger’s vice chairman, will assume the responsibilities of president and COO on Aug. 1, the company added.

McGeorge, 55, began his career with Kroger as a store co-manager in Louisville, Ky.

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