The Kroger Co. has promoted Jeffrey Burt to Group Vice President of Perishables Merchandising and Procurement.
Burt previously served as vice president of 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. Burt began his career with Kroger in 1986 as a management trainee. He has held a variety of significant management positions with the company in Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Seattle, including store manager and produce merchandiser.
“Jeff is an excellent merchandiser with a deep understanding of our customers’ preferences in the perishable departments,” said Rodney McMullen, Kroger president and chief operating officer. “His experience and leadership will help guide the growth of our important produce, meat, seafood, deli and bakery offerings.”