Joseph Hall

Joseph Hall

A former president and CEO, Hall ushered Kroger into the world of modern supermarket retailing through the creation of a strong divisional management structure and the sweeping conversion of tiny corner stores into full-fledged, self-service supermarkets in the years following World War II

Kroger Co. has been the dominant traditional supermarket chain in the U.S. for the last decade, but many of the building blocks of its current success were actually put in place more than half a century ago.

As president and chief executive officer from 1946 t

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