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Matt Perin to Lead Kroger’s Gov’t Relations

Matt Perin has joined The Kroger Co. as its new head of government relations and regulatory affairs.

Based in Washington, D.C., Perin will be responsible for Kroger's federal government relations efforts, including working closely with the company's supermarket operating divisions and other subsidiaries to counsel and guide state and local advocacy activities.

"Matt's involvement and relationships with leaders in Washington will help advance our federal and state lobbying efforts and elevate Kroger's unique story among these influential stakeholders," said Keith Dailey, Kroger's senior director of external affairs. "We look forward to having Matt's expertise on the ground in Washington."

Perin was previously deputy director of government relations for Robinson Township, Pa.-based Bayer Corp. Before joining Bayer, he was staff director for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture's Subcommittee on Nutrition and Horticulture. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati, he has also worked as a congressional legislative assistant and political campaign manager.

Cincinnati-based Kroger operates 2,796 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states and the District of Columbia.


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