Kroger Names Colleen Lindholz President of Pharmacy and The Little Clinic

Colleen Lindholz, currently president of The Little Clinic since 2015, is expanding her role at The Kroger Co. as its new president of pharmacy as well.

Lindholz, who has been serving as president of The Little Clinic since 2015, assumes pharmacy responsibilities from Philecia Avery, who resigned earlier this month to pursue other interests.

"Colleen is passionate about helping people live healthier lives," said Robert Clark, Kroger's SVP of merchandising. "Colleen's leadership will help bring our pharmacy and The Little Clinic teams together to advance our mission to simplify healthcare and create solutions that combine health, wellness and nutrition for our customers."

Lindholz, who joined Kroger in 1995 as a pharmacy intern in the Cincinnati/Dayton Division, has held several leadership roles in pharmacy and human resources prior to being promoted to director of pharmacy sales and marketing at Kroger's general office in 2013.

"By bringing together these two closely-related teams, pharmacy and The Little Clinic will share common areas of expertise, support and learn from each other, and develop centers of excellence in our health and wellness organization," noted Clark. The move "will allow for greater collaboration and give us the flexibility to meet the needs of our customers and associates today and in the future."

Kroger operates 2,796 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states and Washington, D.C.

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