Kroger Promotes Burt to Group VP

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. here on Monday said it has promoted Jeffrey D. Burt to group vice president of perishables merchandising and procurement.

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. [2] here on Monday said it has promoted Jeffrey D. Burt to group vice president of perishables merchandising and procurement.

Burt, 48, had been vice president of deli/bakery merchandising and procurement for Kroger since 2004. Prior to that, he had leadership roles at QFC, the Kroger division based in Seattle.

Burt began his career with Kroger in 1986 as a management trainee and has held a variety of management positions with the company in Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Seattle, including store manager and produce merchandiser.

"Jeff is an excellent merchandiser with a deep understanding of our customers' preferences in the perishable departments," said Rodney McMullen, Kroger president and chief operating officer. "His experience and leadership will help guide the growth of our important produce, meat, seafood, deli and bakery offerings."