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Target selects Kroger exec as grocery chief

Mar 21, 2017 - Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Board and Executive Moves

Las Vegas - Target Corp. has hired a longtime Kroger executive to oversee its struggling grocery business.

The Minneapolis-based retailer selected Jeff Burt to be its senior vice president of grocery, fresh food and beverages. He will start April 10.

Burt, who has been with Kroger for 30 years, was most recently president of its Fred Meyer division, which is based in Portland, Ore., and operates about 130 stores in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. He was previously in charge of

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