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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. Carlo joined Roundy’s Supermarkets, Inc., in 2011 and served as a senior vice president of Non-Perishable and senior vice president of Perishable Merchandising. Following the merger with Kroger in 2016, Carlo was named vice president of Merchandising, for the new Roundy’s division. In March 2020, Carlo was named Vice President of Grocery and Natural Food Merchandising at Kroger, General Office. Carlo was named to his current role in August 2021.

Carlo graduated from the Università Ca’ Foscari in Venice, Italy with a degree in Business Administration and earned his MBA from Loyola University in Chicago.

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