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    Gust Promoted to President of Fred Meyer

    Kroger appoints SVP ops, company veteran to lead NW division

    The Kroger Co. has promoted Lynn Gust to president of the company’s Portland, Ore.-based Fred Meyer Stores division.

    Gust, 59, has been senior vice president of operations since 2011. He started his career with Fred Meyer as a parcel clerk in 1970. Throughout his more than 40 years at the company, he has served in a variety of leadership roles, including VP of the Food Group and senior VP of the Store Operations Group. In 2006, Gust was named EVP of corporate merchandising and advertising.

    “Lynn's long history with Fred Meyer and deep knowledge of our business will serve our customers well," said Rodney McMullen, president and COO of Kroger. "His passion for our employees and customers make him a great fit to carry on the Fred Meyer tradition."

    Fred Meyer Stores offers one-stop shopping at 133 multidepartment stores in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

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