Ralphs Names Doyel VP/Merchandising

Ralphs, a division of Kroger, has promoted Kendra Doyel to vp/merchandising.

She will report to Mike Murphy, president of the Ralphs division. Doyel succeeds Victor Smith, who Kroger recently promoted to president of its Delta division.

Doyel joined the company in 1998 as a pharmacist in the Fry’s division. Before her promotion, Doyel was human resources leader for Kroger’s Ralphs and Food 4 Less operations.