Target names Kroger veteran Jeff Burt new grocery chief


Target names Kroger veteran Jeff Burt new grocery chief
  1. Target names Kroger veteran Jeff Burt new grocery chief
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    Target Corp on Monday named Kroger Co veteran Jeff Burt its senior vice president of grocery, fresh food and beverage, as the retailer makes a renewed push to overhaul the business amid an intensifying price…
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REUTERS: Target Corp on Monday named Kroger Co veteran Jeff Burt its senior vice president of grocery, fresh food and beverage, as the retailer makes a renewed push to overhaul the business amid an intensifying price war.

Target — which is embroiled in a fierce face-off with Wal-Mart Stores Inc , Kroger and Amazon Inc — said last month that price cuts on its grocery aisles were a major priority this year.

Minneapolis-based Target, which has been trying to revamp its food business for about two years, has lagged Wal-Mart which has now established itself as the nation's largest grocer.

Burt, who joins Target after 30 years at grocer Kroger, will report to Chief Merchandising Officer Mark Tritton.

Target's previous grocery chief Anne Dament stepped down in November, less than eighteen months after she was appointed and tas…

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