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Kroger chairman, former CEO retires

David Dillon (PHOTO: Kroger) David Dillon (PHOTO: Kroger)

A Kroger chairman and former CEO will retire on Dec. 31, the company announced Thursday. 

David Dillon will be leaving the company after 38 years of service. 

The Kroger board of directors elected Rodney McMullen, Kroger's current CEO, to the newly available chairman post. He will begin that role starting Jan. 1. 

Dillon has served as Kroger's chairman for the last decade and served as CEO from 2003-2013. 

He is great-grandson of Dillons Company founder J.S. Dillon, which merged with Kroger in 1983. 

"For Dave, Customer 1st--which truly put our customer at the center of how Kroger runs its business--was more than a successful business strategy," said McMullen. "It was a philosophy that he believed and lived through his actions every day, and as a result he inspired thousands of our associates during his many years of service to Kroger and Dillons Companies."

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