Kroger names group VP perishables merchandising and procurement

CINCINNATI - Kroger announced that Jeffrey Burt has been promoted to group VP perishables merchandising and procurement.

Burt previously served as VP deli/bakery merchandising and procurement for the company, a position he has held since 2004.  Prior to that, Burt held leadership roles at QFC, the Kroger division based in Seattle.  He began his career with Kroger in 1986 as a management trainee.

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