Speaker

Robert Clark

Senior Vice President, Merchandising

The Kroger Co.

Robert Clark is Senior Vice President of Merchandising for The Kroger Co., based in Cincinnati. He is responsible for Grocery, Pharmacy, Kroger Specialty Pharmacy, Corporate Sales & Merchandising, Merchandising Services, General Merchandise, HBC Non-Foods, Deli/Bakery, Meat/Seafood, Produce/Floral, Our Brands, The Little Clinics, Supply Chain/Logistics and Manufacturing.

Robert began his career with the company in 1985 as a courtesy clerk at Fry’s Food Stores in Arizona. Since then, he has held various leadership positions, including Store and District Management as well as in Grocery Merchandising. In 2002, he was named Vice President of Merchandising for Fry’s. In 2010, he was promoted to Vice President of Operations for the Columbus Division before taking on the role of Vice President of Merchandising for the Fred Meyer Division in 2011. Robert was promoted to Group Vice President, non-perishables in 2013, and to his current role in March of 2016.