US supermarket operator Kroger has appointed Jon Flora as president of its Fry’s division.

Flora replaces Mike Donnelly who was previously named as the new chief of the company’s Ralph supermarket chain in California.

Flora has been with Kroger for 36 years, serving in numerous leadership positions across the group.

“Jon’s extensive experience in operations, merchandising and customer service will be a great asset to Fry’s associates and customers,” said Kroger’s president and chief operating officer Don McGeorge.