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• Kroger Co. announced that Paul Scutt, Senior Vice President, Retail Operations, will retire in late February 2011 after a distinguished 45-year career with the company.

"Paul has been a driving force behind Kroger's safety, productivity, and cost control improvements," said David B. Dillon, Kroger's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.  "Under Paul's leadership, the company has significantly reduced employee accidents, improved management of product shrink and other operating costs, and instituted process changes that have allowed Kroger to invest in its Customer 1st strategy."

According to the announcement, “Mr. Scutt began his career with Kroger in 1965 as a store clerk.  In 1970, he left Kroger to serve in the U.S. Army, including a 15 month tour in Vietnam.  Upon his return from military service with the rank of Specialist 5th class, Mr. Scutt earned his degree from Indiana University and entered Kroger's management training program.  In 1976, he became a store manager and quickly rose through the company's operations and merchandising leadership positions.”
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