Darrell Webb Appointed President of 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 chain. 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 Association. 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. Make Your Opinion Count - Click Here http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X34348476RELATED LINKS
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