Kroger CEO's pay declines again | The Columbus Dispatch

Pay for Kroger Co.'s CEO fell again as the grocery chain's sales and profit growth fell below tough targets in a choppy economy. Full Story
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poor baby

Westerville, OH

#1 May 13, 2011
compensation for 2011 valued at $5.4 million
Rand

Ottawa, OH

#2 May 13, 2011
Guess he'll have to tell his personal chef to start shopping at Aldi's to save some money in the household budget.
Reality Check

Grove City, OH

#3 May 13, 2011
OMG, time to cut back on expenses!
Fire Bill Davidge

Blacklick, OH

#4 May 13, 2011
Maybe I need to shop at Giant Eagle more to help reducing his 5.4 million dollar salary.
WHO CARES

Columbus, OH

#5 May 13, 2011
Maybe that is why they are closing the Kroger at 161 & Cleveland shopping area
John Thorpe

Columbus, OH

#6 May 13, 2011
Guy earns a salary he deserves based upon the market. It's a form a capitalism. Bothers me that so many Americans are against this ideal. We've become too much of a what can the government give me society.
Don Simpson

Columbus, OH

#7 May 13, 2011
poor guy, might have to sell one of his yachts.
Bottle Cap

New York, NY

#8 May 13, 2011
When private sector CEO's do not perform they get a pay cut. Government workers continue to get increases regardless of how they perform.
Topper

Marysville, OH

#9 May 13, 2011
If he can't "squeek" by on 5 1/2 million a year, He shouldn't be the CEO of Krogers...

Tough as it might be...Even I could make it through the year on that...And I certainly am not qualified to be a CEO anywhere.....
RPh

Cleveland, OH

#10 May 13, 2011
I think Mr. Dillon is doing an admirable job and is deserving of his compensation. Kroger did well in a tough economy competing against not only other traditional grocerers, but also the likes of Walmart, the largest retailer in the U.S. Kroger also does well to treat it's (Union)employees fairly and compensate them fairly. As it has been much debated, working with unions and union employess can be a difficult job. I am not a union supporter; I am a supporter of whom ever gets the job done. And Mr. Dillon is getting the job done and deserves every penny of his largely performance based salary. His performance not only affects his job, it affects the jobs of every Kroger employee and his compensation should reflect that.
iceman21

Columbus, OH

#11 May 13, 2011
John Thorpe wrote:
Guy earns a salary he deserves based upon the market. It's a form a capitalism. Bothers me that so many Americans are against this ideal. We've become too much of a what can the government give me society.
I don't think American's are against this idea, just against the fact that so many people are losing jobs who actually work hard but yet the CEO's of these jobs keep banking millions of dollars. Somethings not right with that.
Capitalist

Columbus, OH

#12 May 13, 2011
John Thorpe wrote:
Guy earns a salary he deserves based upon the market. It's a form a capitalism. Bothers me that so many Americans are against this ideal. We've become too much of a what can the government give me society.
I don't see anyone mentioning handouts. I agree with you people have a right to earn and they get what they earn. I start to question if anyone however needs to earn $5.4 million per year. To be fair to Mr Dillon, he does have a rather small salary compared to many executives. But at the end of the day, does Mr Dillon's paperwork and leadership really add roughly $15,000 a day in value to the company? I seriously doubt it. And I seriously doubt the others who get paid these amounts are worth that much either. It's just another form of American excess. True capitalism doesn't pay someone $15,000 a day to do what someone else would do for $1,500. Fat cat corporate capitalism happily does though.
common sense

Columbus, OH

#13 May 13, 2011
Kroger should stop giving food away they are a for profit business. the they could lower prices for people actually buying food...
Cygnus

New York, NY

#14 May 13, 2011
What a shame.. he'll have to golf the public courses before long
Cygnus

New York, NY

#15 May 13, 2011
RPh wrote:
I think Mr. Dillon is doing an admirable job and is deserving of his compensation. Kroger did well in a tough economy competing against not only other traditional grocerers, but also the likes of Walmart, the largest retailer in the U.S. Kroger also does well to treat it's (Union)employees fairly and compensate them fairly. As it has been much debated, working with unions and union employess can be a difficult job. I am not a union supporter; I am a supporter of whom ever gets the job done. And Mr. Dillon is getting the job done and deserves every penny of his largely performance based salary. His performance not only affects his job, it affects the jobs of every Kroger employee and his compensation should reflect that.
"Mister Dillon" is on line 1 - His dry cleaning is ready for pickup. Suckup.
cha chang

Columbus, OH

#16 May 13, 2011
I bet his salary will go up now that they are cracking down on coupon stacking! Keep that $$$$$ in house son!
common sense

Westerville, OH

#17 May 13, 2011
wake up America! just look at the compensation of other countries CEO's...the American CEO is not worth 500 times the amount of the worker.
well

Columbus, OH

#18 May 13, 2011
I don't know guys it seems like he still makes a decent amount of money to me.
Georgia Peach

Columbus, OH

#19 May 13, 2011
Well, earning a meager $5.4 million should certainly incent Mr. Dillon to work harder!
WHO CARES

Columbus, OH

#20 May 13, 2011
Capitalism is a form of greed exploiting the many to enrich the few. Communism destroys the motivation to do better. Communism in its present form cannot exist without a dictatorship. Somewhere there has to be a common divide where an economic system can exist to benefit all.

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