People: Kroger Co (KR.N)
6 Dec 2013
Mr. Michael L. Ellis has been appointed as President and Chief Operating Officer of The Kroger Co., effective January 1, 2014. Mr. Ellis is a 38-year Kroger veteran. He joined Fred Meyer in 1975 as a parcel clerk at age 16, and went on to serve in a series of operations and merchandising leadership positions in stores, division management and as a corporate officer. He was Vice President of Fred Meyer's food group before joining The Kroger Co. as a senior officer in 2004. He returned to lead Fred Meyer as President in 2006, where he significantly improved and sustained associate engagement. Mr. Ellis played an influential role in the growth of the company's successful Marketplace store format, which offers a wide assortment of general merchandise including home goods, toys and apparel in addition to full-service grocery and pharmacy departments.
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