Kroger's Dallas Division President Adam Wampler Passes Away
DALLAS, TX - Heavy hearts can be felt throughout the industry as we mourn the loss of an indelible leader—Adam Wampler, Kroger’s Dallas division President—who has recently passed away.
Wampler first joined Kroger in 2019, and quickly became President of the 109-store division just a few months later, right when COVID-19 began to amplify the retailer’s role in consumers’ lives, according to The Dallas Morning News.
During this time, Wampler became a familiar face, building valuable relationships with most of his team.
“When Adam joined our Kroger Dallas division in 2020, he brought such a wealth of knowledge, positive energy, and selflessness that helped guide our division through one of our most challenging periods in our nation’s history,” said April Martin, Corporate Affairs Manager for the Dallas division.
During the industry stalwart’s tenure, the Kroger division also established a pivotal new agreement with the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1000 to increase wages and benefits for 11,000 hourly employees.
Wampler’s career in the retail industry spans three decades. Prior to joining Kroger, he held key leadership roles with Safeway and Albertsons, playing a key part in the companies’ 2015 merger.
“His incredible talent and compassion for our associates, customers, and communities has left an unforgettable impact on us all,” Martin said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Adam’s wife, children, family, and friends.”
We here at AndNowUKnow extend our deepest condolences during this difficult time to all those who had the privilege of knowing Adam Wampler.