Kroger CEO to retire at start of 2014, COO to replace him


Kroger Co said on Friday that David Dillon, the grocery store's chief executive officer for a decade, plans to step down from that job in January and that President and Chief Operating Officer Rodney McMullen will replace him as CEO.

Dillon, 62, plans to retire as CEO on January 1, 2014 and remain chairman until December 31, 2014, Kroger said.

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(Reporting by Jessica Wohl in Chicago; Editing by Gerald E. McCormick)