Kroger Names Scot Hendricks President of Delta Division

Scot Hendricks has been promoted to president of Kroger's Delta division, which operates stores in Western Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Arkansas and Missouri.

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CINCINNATI, Sept. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced Scot Hendricks has been promoted to president of Kroger's Delta division, effective October 1. Kroger's Delta division is based in Memphis and operates stores in Western Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Arkansas and Missouri.

Mr. Hendricks, 57, replaces Tim Brown, who was recently named president of Kroger's Cincinnati/Dayton division.

"Scot is a strong leader with extensive experience in both merchandising and operations," said Fred Morganthall, Kroger's executive vice president of retail operations. "Scot lives our values and brings out the best in our associates. We look forward to his leadership of our Delta division."

Mr. Hendricks began his career with Kroger in 1981, in the Nashville division management training program. He was named grocery buyer in 1983, and served in several leadership roles in the Atlanta division from 1986 — 2000. In 2000, Mr. Hendricks was promoted to Kroger's general office, where he served in several roles of increasing responsibility, including vice president of grocery merchandising and procurement. In 2011, he was promoted to vice president of merchandising in the company's Cincinnati/Dayton division, where he served until he was appointed to his current role as vice president of operations in 2014.

Mr. Hendricks and his wife, Jill, will relocate to the Memphis area.

Kroger, one of the world's largest retailers, employs nearly 400,000 associates who serve customers in 2,623 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 34 states and the District of Columbia under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry's, Harris Teeter, Jay C, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith's. The company also operates 781 convenience stores, 327 fine jewelry stores, 1,350 supermarket fuel centers and 37 food processing plants in the U.S. Recognized by Forbes as the most generous company in America, Kroger supports hunger relief, breast cancer awareness, the military and their families, and more than 30,000 schools and community organizations. Kroger contributes food and funds equal to 200 million meals a year through more than 100 Feeding America food bank partners. A leader in supplier diversity, Kroger is a proud member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber's Million Dollar Club.