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Tim Brown has been promoted to president of The Kroger Co.’s Memphis Tenn.-based Delta division, which operates stores in Western Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Arkansas and Missouri.
Brown, 52, has been VP of operations in the company’s Mid-Atlantic division, based in Roanoke, Va., since 2011; for two years before then, he was the division’s VP of merchandising.
“Tim brings extensive industry experience, passion for our customers and associates, and a track record of strong business results to this position,” said Rodney McMullen, Kroger’s president and COO. “Tim is an exceptional leader. We are pleased he has agreed to lead our Delta division.”
Brown began his Kroger career at the age of 17, working as a bagger at a store in Illinois. He joined the company’s management training program in 1981. Throughout his 34-year career, Brown has served in leadership positions in merchandising and operations in seven of Kroger’s retail divisions and at the company’s general office in Cincinnati.
He served as vice president of merchandising in the Columbus, Atlanta and Mid-Atlantic divisions before being named VP of retail operations for the Mid-Atlantic division. “Tim has the skills and expertise to successfully lead our Delta division,” said Marnette Perry, Kroger’s senior VP.
Cincinnati-based Kroger operates 2,435 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 31 states under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Jay C, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith’s.