W. Rodney McMullen, Kroger Co.

W. Rodney McMullen, Kroger Co.

2014 Power 50 Conventional Retailers: No. 1 W. Rodney McMullen CEO Kroger Co. Key Development: Took the reins of the country’s largest and most successful supermarket chain. What’s Next: Rapid growth at Harris Teeter; e-commerce development via Vitacost.

To say Rodney McMullen hasn’t missed a beat may be true, but it’s not the main point. McMullen is only beating the drum faster since moving into the CEO’s office at Kroger at the beginning of the year.

At Kroger, McMullen succeeded Power 50 stalwart David Dillon, whose 11-year run was marked by the deliberate development of the “Customer 1st” strategy through which Kroger slowly but steadily separated itself from conventional supermarket peers. McMullen’s mandate appears to be wid

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