Kroger Co. announced that is has made changes in its executive team, naming Calvin Kaufman as its new senior VP of retail divisions.
According to Chain Store Age, Kaufman will replace Sukanya Madlinger, who is retiring in June after being with the company for 31 years.
Kaufman, who currently serves as president of Kroger’s Louisville division, joined the company in 1994 in the Fred Meyer logistics group in Portland, OR. He served in several different roles, including group VP of Fred Meyer logistics. In addition, Kaufman held several leadership roles with the logistics team before being named president of Kroger Manufacturing and Corporate Brands in 2008. He was named president of the Louisville Division in 2013.
Kroger appointed Ann Reed to succeed Kaufman as president of Kroger’s Louisville division. Reed currently serves as VP, Customer 1st Promise division at the company’s general office.