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CINCINNATI - The Kroger Co. here has announced that Jay A. Cummins has been promoted to president of its Food 4 Less banner, which operates 137 price-impact, warehouse-format supermarkets under the banners Food 4 Less in Southern California, Nevada, Illinois, and Indiana, and Foods Co in Northern California.
Cummins has 32 years of experience in the grocery business. Prior to his promotion, he served as group v.p. and general manager of Food 4 Less' Midwest division in the Chicago area. He directed the division's successful expansion into Illinois and Indiana two years ago. During his career he has held a variety of management positions within the organization, including store director, grocery and general merchandising specialist, director of operations and administration, and district management.
"Jay brings a wealth of operations and merchandising experience to this position, and we are confident that under his leadership, Food 4 Less will continue to be the premier price-impact format in the nation," said Don McGeorge, Kroger president and chief operating officer, in a statement.