Darrell Webb Appointed President of Fred Meyer Stores

Nov 07, 2002, 00:00 ET from Fred Meyer Stores

    PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fred Meyer Stores today
 announced that Darrell Webb has been appointed president of the 133-store
     Webb, 44, has 22 years of experience with Fred Meyer and its parent, The
 Kroger Co.  Since 1999, he has served as president of Quality Food Centers, a
 division of Kroger that operates 86 stores in Washington and Oregon.  Prior to
 that, he was group vice president of national procurement for Kroger, with
 responsibility for integrating buying and merchandising strategies across the
 company.  He joined Fred Meyer in 1980 as a management trainee in store
 operations.  Webb later held a variety of management positions in
 merchandising and was named senior vice president of the Food Group at Fred
 Meyer in 1998.
     Webb graduated from Portland State University in 1980 and later earned an
 MBA from that school.  He has served on the Advisory Board of Directors for
 the King County Salvation Army and the King County Library System Foundation.
 He also is an Executive Board member for the Washington Food Industry
     Fred Meyer Stores, based in Portland, Oregon, operates 133 large,
 multidepartment stores in five western states that offer one-stop shopping for
 a wide range of food, apparel, and general merchandise.  Fred Meyer is a
 division of The Kroger Co. (NYSE:   KR), one of the nation's largest retail
 grocery chains.
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