CINCINNATI — The Kroger Co. here said Tuesday it has named Donna Giordano president of Ralphs, the company's 256-store division in Southern California.
Giordano, 57, has been president of the chain's 68-unit Quality Food Centers division in Seattle since 2002. She succeeds Mike Donnelly, who was promoted to senior vice president, merchandising, for Kroger, as previously announced. The company has not yet named a successor to Giordano at QFC.
Giordano has been with Kroger since 1972, starting at the company's King Soopers division in Denver and working her way up to store manager in 1982. She held director-level positions in advertising, bakery, general merchandise, grocery and pharmacy before being named vice president, sales and marketing, for King Soopers in 1999 and president of QFC is 2002.
"Donna is an engaging and strategic leader [whose] extensive experience and focus on connecting with customers has contributed to the success of QFC. She has passion and gets the job done," said Rodney McMullen, Kroger president and chief operating officer.