Kroger names internal exec as new Delta division president

To round out a reshuffling of exec-VPs earlier this month, Kroger has announced a new president of the Delta division. Scot Hendricks, who was most recently VP of operations, will now lead all Kroger stores in western Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Arkansas and Missouri.

Hendricks has been with Kroger since 1981, starting in the Nashville division management training program. He was a grocery buyer beginning in 1983 and then held various leadership roles in the Atlanta division until 2000.

From 2000 to 2011, Hendricks worked in Kroger's general office, in roles including VP of grocery merchandising and procurement. He was then promoted to VP of merchandising for the Cincinnati/Dayton division.

"Scot is a strong leader with extensive experience in both merchandising and operations," said Fred Morganthall, Kroger's exec-VP of retail operations. "Scot lives our values and brings out the best in our associates. We look forward to his leadership of our Delta division."

Hendricks replaces Tim Brown, who was promoted to president of Kroger's Cincinnati/Dayton division earlier this month. Press Release