CINCINNATI — Kroger said Friday that Geoffrey J. Covert has been named senior vice president of retail operations, effective Jan. 1, succeeding longtime Kroger veteran Paul Scutt, who recently said he planned to retire in February. Covert, 59, joined Kroger in 1996. He has served as president of the company's Cincinnati/Dayton Division for the past six years and previously served as senior vice president and president of Kroger Manufacturing. Before joining Kroger Covert worked for 22 years ...

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