Kroger names new senior VP of retail - The Packer

Kroger names new senior VP of retail

12/18/2013 09:58:00 AM
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TuffinMark Tuffin, a 32-year veteran of the grocery business, is the new senior vice president of retail divisions for The Kroger Co.

Tuffin, who has been president of Smith’s Food and Drug Stores division of Kroger since 2011, succeeds Michael Ellis, according to a company news release. Ellis is set to become Kroger’s president and chief operation officer on Jan. 1.

Before joining Smith’s Food and Drug Stores in 1996, Tuffin worked for other supermarket retailers. At Kroger, Tuffin was named vice president of transition in 2009, according to the release. In that post he led Kroger’s reorganization.

Tuffin is scheduled to relocate to Kroger’s corporate headquarters in Cincinnati in 2014. The company has more than 2,400 stores in 31 states under about two dozen banners.

As president of Salt Lake City-based Smith’s, Tuffin oversaw operations of 133 stores with 15,000 employees in seven states.

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sevilla gibson    
Albuquerque New Mexico  |  February, 07, 2014 at 05:05 PM

I just want to tell you that I receive your coupons in the mail all the time, and I am amazed at the same coupons I receive all the time > Not much change everytime I get them. and I also think that they are your cheapest products that you offer all the time and not much of a percentage off. You have been my maingrocery store for about four years now. I am not very happy with this outcome. Received more in the mail today SAME COUPONS-----how much of the same products can you use all the time? I am about to change to another grocery store sorry. I can even get my gas a little cheaper somewhere else. a very upset person - I just think that I deserve better as very committed and LOYAL customer

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