Meet the Industry

Meet the Industry – The Kroger Co.

Saturday, April 27, 2024

11:20AM - 11:50AM

The Circle

Associates Only

portrait of Carlo Baldan

Carlo Baldan

Group Vice President, Center Store Merchandising, The Kroger Co.

As Group Vice President of Center Store Merchandising, Carlo leads a team of more than 500 associates for The Kroger Co. He is responsible for Grocery & Natural Foods, Adult Beverage, General Merchandise, and HBC. Following graduate school, Carlo spent five years at Dominick’s Finer Foods, a division of Safeway, Inc., serving in numerous leadership positions, including director of Inventory Management. After his tenure at Safeway, Carlo spent nine years at Walgreen’s in roles of increasing responsibility ranging from category manager of Consumables to divisional Merchandising manager of Personal Care and Baby.

portrait of Jim Kirby

Jim Kirby, PharmD, BCPS, FAPhA

Chief Commercial Officer, Kroger Health, The Kroger Co.

James Kirby is the Senior Director of Business Development for Kroger Health. In this role, he is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with strategic partners, suppliers, providers, and payers; generating alternative profit through innovative healthcare ventures; overseeing Kroger’s Prescription Benefit Manager (PBM); implementing a comprehensive food as medicine strategy; and creating a multidisciplinary interoperable healthcare ecosystem to deliver population health solutions.

portrait of Bill Shinton

Bill Shinton, PharmD

Vice President, Health & Wellness, Kroger Health, The Kroger Co.

Bill joined Kroger as a pharmacist in the Cincinnati Division in 2003. From there, he held several Pharmacy roles within the division, including manager and coordinator. He then joined the Process Improvement team at General Office in 2010 where he earned his Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma. Bill was promoted to director of Pharmacy Operations at General Office in June of 2014. He was then promoted to his current position of Vice President, Health and Wellness in 2019. Bill earned a PharmD degree in Pharmacy from the Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio.

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