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Harris Teeter's DeBoer to Replace Retiring President

Specialty Food Association

Harris Teeter has announced its president Rod Antolock's (pictured left) retirement after nearly 22 years of service to the organization, commencing February 1, 2022. He will be succeeded by Tammy DeBoer (right), who is Harris Teeter's senior vice president of merchandising, operations, and marketing.

"Rod's leadership has been instrumental to the growth and success of Harris Teeter for more than two decades. His commitment to customer service and quality will continue to guide Harris Teeter into the future," said Rodney McMullen, Kroger's chairman and CEO, in a statement.

Antolock joined Harris Teeter in 2000, and he has served in numerous executive positions, including senior vice president of operations and senior vice president of operations and merchandising. He was promoted to executive vice president in 2012, where he led several teams, including merchandising, operations, marketing, human resources, loss prevention, store development, quality assurance and distribution, and manufacturing. He was named president of Harris Teeter in 2015. Prior to joining Harris Teeter, Antolock served in various leadership roles for the Albertsons Companies between 1978 and 2000.

DeBoer has more than 25 years of retail experience. She joined Harris Teeter in 2020, leading operations, merchandising, and marketing and overseeing the company's 258 stores across seven states and Washington, D.C. Previously, DeBoer served as an executive with Family Dollar, where she most recently served as the organization's executive vice president and chief merchandising officer. Prior to joining Family Dollar, she spent 19 years with Delhaize where she held various leadership roles in merchandising and operations and led the company through acquisitions and introduction of pilot stores.

"Tammy is a seasoned veteran of the retail industry. Her broad and deep experience, including brand transformation, merchandising, operations, and more, make her a true asset to Harris Teeter and the leading choice to assume the role of president," said Mary Ellen Adcock, Kroger's senior vice president of operations, in s statement.

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