Kroger Names Kimball President Of Smith’s Division

The Kroger Co. is promoting Kenny Kimball to president of its Smith’s division. He has been Smith’s vp/operations.

Kimball succeeds Jay Cummins, who is retiring.

From a division office in Salt Lake City, Smith’s operates 138 stores throughout seven western states including supermarkets and food/general merchandise marketplace format locations.

“Kenny’s passion for developing associates and his commitment to putting our customers first will further accelerate growth in our important Smith’s division markets,” said Rodney McMullen, Kroger’s chairman and CEO. “Kenny brings to this role leadership experience at all levels of our business and a record of success as both an operator and a merchandiser.”