Before joining Kroger, Hays started his grocery career as a clerk for Albertson’s in 1983 in Provo, Utah. He was promoted to store director and then climbed his way through the ranks to hold two vice president positions in different divisions for that company.
There is not yet a confirmed start date for Hays in the area, said Kroger spokeswoman Erin Rolfes.
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The current local president, Tim Brown, has been promoted to president of the Atlanta Division, replacing retiring Bruce Lucia. Brown has worked for Kroger since he was a bagger at age 17.
The company currently employs about 20,000 associates in the Cincinnati/Dayton Division across 109 stores. The company is seeking to hire 300 associates within the division at a hiring event Saturday.
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