Kroger Combines KMAs

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Mar 04, 2003
George Anderson

By George Anderson


Kroger has announced plans to combine its Michigan and Columbus, Ohio divisions in an effort “to reduce operating costs, improve administrative efficiencies, and invest additional capital in the core grocery business to drive sales growth.”


The company currently operates 229 stores across the divisions.


Kroger announced that Jon Flora, currently president of the Michigan division, will lead the combined division of 229 stores out of Columbus.


The current president of the Columbus division, M. Marnette Perry, becomes group vice president of perishables merchandising and procurement for Kroger and a corporate officer in the company’s Cincinnati headquarters.


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to combine other divisions in addition to Michigan and Columbus?
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