Progressive Grocer

JUN 2016

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Rising staRs CoCo Bill associate Communication and Engagement Manager, the Kroger Co./ Central Division Setting the groundwork for the most transformational culture change the division has experienced in years, Bill worked on the executive committee for the Customer 1 st Promise rollout. She assisted with the cre- ation, selection and training of a new store community coordinator role to help key stores become bases of com- munity activity. Bill led an initiative that resulted in Kroger's Central Divi- sion being voted one of the Top Places to Work in Indianapolis in 2015, which helped with re- cruiting and hiring initiatives. niColE Bishop senior Manager, Risk and anti-money laundering Compliance, the Kroger Co. As senior manager of both the risk and anti-money laundering teams, Bishop introduced prepaid open- loop/GPR changes and EMV loss analysis procedures that improved Kroger's risk profile and limited loss. Her team launched a new policy that included cap- ping card sales at $10,000 per day, resulting in nearly $2.9 million of savings in interchange fees. Bishop's analysis revealed that nearly 75 percent of all gift card loss could be pre- vented by proper execution of controls currently in place at store level. JEnny CaRREnDER Division Controller, the Kroger Co./ Mid-atlantic Division Under Carrender's guidance, the Mid-Atlantic division achieved identical-store sales of 4.8 percent on a budget of 4.55 percent and beat its EBITDA goal. She was instrumental in helping every department achieve positive store sales. Carrender participated in Kroger's Great People Day event as part of a group of around 200 individuals identified as having high potential. She was also a steering committee member on the company's Mid-Atlan- tic division Women's EDGE resource group. ElizaBEth Colvin Drug and gM Merchandiser, the Kroger Co./southwest Division Colvin led the drug/GM department to annual sales of $950 million, a 7 percent increase; her departments were second in sales revenue, just behind grocery. She coordinated the open- ing of 10 new stores featur- ing expanded health/beauty/ cosmetic departments, as well as apparel, toy, baby seasonal, housewares and domestics areas. Colvin coached associates on back-room operations stan- dards and shrink initiatives, and frequently taught depart- ment standards to provide a better shopping experience to customers. Honoring Excelence. From Left To Right: Maryann Klejmont, Carol Donnoli, Jessica Gasser, Monica Bonamego, Maral Banks, Laura Granston We Are Truly Inspired By All Of Your Accomplishments

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