Jeff Burt has been group vice president of perishables merchandising and procurement since 2010 and a Kroger employee since 1986.
Kroger Co. has promoted Jeff Burt as president of the company's Central Division, which operates 136 food stores primarily in Indiana and Illinois.
Burt, who joined Kroger in 1986, has been group vice president of perishables merchandising and procurement since 2010. He succeeds Bob Moeder, who announced his plans to retire this spring.
"In his 27-year career with Kroger, Jeff has demonstrated strong leadership skills and a deep understanding of our business," Rodney McMullen, president and chief operating officer of Kroger said in a press release. "His enthusiasm, keen sense of the customer, and experience in merchandising and operations will be tremendous assets to the Central Division team."
The Kroger Central Division has 136 food stores, 114 pharmacies and 75 fuel centers operating under four banners; Kroger, Scott's, Owen's and Pay Less, with locations primarily in Indiana and Illinois, in addition to three stores in Missouri, one in Michigan and one in Ohio.