Kroger has announced Robert Moeder has been promoted to president of Kroger's Central Division, effective 21 May.

Moeder has held several leadership positions with Kroger, including his most recent role as vice president of Convenience Stores, Supermarket Petroleum and Turkey Hill Dairy.

"Bob brings more than 30 years of retail and division management experience to his new position. He has played an instrumental role in building our convenience store business and fuel business. We look forward to his significant contributions in the Central division," said Don McGeorge, president and chief operating officer of Kroger.

Moeder succeeds Lisa Holsclaw who will join Kroger's corporate office as vice president of Drug, Pharmacy and General Merchandising.

"General merchandise and pharmacy are important and growing segments of Kroger's business," McGeorge said. "Lisa's diverse experience will help us continue to expand offerings to customers."