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Kroger Announces President’s Award Winner Chris Gomez

Kroger Central Division announced that Chris Gomez of Ft. Wayne, Indiana received the highest recognition given to a Kroger associate, the 2015 President’s Award. Chris is the District 4 Manager, overseeing stores in Northern Indiana.

According to Kroger Central Division President Jeff Burt, “Chris began his grocery career in 1985 as an Assistant Store Manager at Scott’s. In addition to this position, Chris served as a Store Manager as well as a District Manager. He joined the Kroger family in 2007 as the District 4 Manager, following Kroger’s acquisition of the Scott’s grocery chain. As a long-time resident of Ft. Wayne, Chris is actively involved in his community as a board member for the Community Harvest Food Bank, the Embassy Theater, the Ft. Wayne Children’s Zoo and the Cancer Services of Central Indiana. Chris and his team have a real passion for serving their community. When not at work Chris enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. It is my honor to present Chris with a 2015 President’s Award.”


The Kroger Co. has been serving local communities for 132 years. The Kroger Central Division has 136 food stores, 115 pharmacies and 92 fuel centers operating under three banners; Kroger, Owen’s and Pay Less, with locations primarily in Indiana and Illinois, in addition to three stores in Missouri, one in Michigan and one in Ohio. Kroger Central Division is dedicated to supporting every local community it serves, contributing more than $13.5 million in 2014 to local organizations, primarily focusing on hunger relief, K-12 education, health causes and diversity. The Kroger Co. was once again named the most generous company in America in a Chronicle of Philanthropy listing detailed in Forbes Magazine. At Kroger we value: honesty, respect, inclusion, diversity, safety and integrity.