Icahn plans to appoint two directors to Kroger’s board By Reuters

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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Billionaire activist-investor Carl Icahn gives an interview on FOX Business Network’s Neil Cavuto show in New York February 11, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

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(Reuters) – Kroger Co said activist investor Carl Icahn had submitted plans to nominate two directors for election to its board, citing concerns about animal welfare in the company’s supply chain. the company, following a similar push at McDonald’s Corp (NYSE:).

Supermarket chain Kroger (NYSE:) said on Tuesday that it was not directly involved in raising or processing animals. Icahn nominated Alexis Fox and Margarita Paláu-Hernández to stand for election to Kroger’s board of directors at the company’s 2022 annual meeting.

Fox is the co-founder of Lighter, a startup that focuses on plant-based nutrition, while Paláu-Hernández is the founder and CEO of Hernandez Ventures, a private company involved in media, business and technology. real estate projects in Spanish.

Icahn nominated Leslie Samuelrich and Maisie Ganzler in February to stand for election to the McDonald’s board of directors amid a growing fight over the burger chain’s treatment of pigs.

Earlier this month, Icahn called on McDonald’s to make a global commitment to eliminate the use of metal enclosures to house pregnant sluts.

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