Mary Ellen Adcock
Mary Ellen Adcock, currently group vice president of retail operations, has been promoted to senior vice president, retail operations.
"Mary Ellen quickly established herself as a key contributor to both the sales and operations organization as well as to the senior executive team,” said Donnelly. “She led Kroger's efforts to deliver an unprecedented $1 billion in operational savings in 2018 and will no doubt successfully extend her proven track record while overseeing several of Kroger's retail supermarket divisions."
Adcock joined Kroger in 1999 at Country Oven Bakery, a manufacturing facility in Bowling Green, KY. She held several manufacturing leadership positions, including human resources manager, general manager and regional operations manager. She was promoted to vice president of deli/bakery manufacturing in 2009. In 2012, Adcock was promoted to vice president of natural foods merchandising, where she led the launch of Simple Truth.
Adcock was promoted in 2014 to vice president of merchandising for the Columbus division and became vice president of operations for the same division in 2015. While in the Columbus division, she led her team to achieve a double-digit increase in sales and market share growth. She was promoted to her current role in 2016.