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Kroger VP Mitchell to retire

Charles Mitchell
Charles Mitchell

on Monday said that Charles Mitchell, VP of operations of its Atlanta Division, would retire after 43 years with the company.

“Throughout his extraordinary career, Charles has been a strong contributor to the success of the Atlanta Division,” Bruce Lucia, Kroger’s Atlanta Division president, said. “He has made a positive impact across our industry, and his knowledge and expertise will be greatly missed. We thank Charles for his many years of dedicated service and wish him and his wife, Toni, the very best in retirement."

Mitchell began his career with Cincinnati-based Kroger in 1972 as a management trainee in Atlanta. Throughout his 43-year career, Mitchell held a variety of leadership roles in merchandising and operations, and has served in his current role of VP of operations since 2009.

Mitchell is a graduate of Tuskegee University, and is active in the Atlanta and Kroger communities. He served in a leadership role in the grocer’s Multicultural Committee and Enterprise Diversity Committee, and is an active supporter of the United Negro College Fund, helping to raise more than $1 million to support the non-profit over the years.

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