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· Kroger names new SVP of retail divisions
· Kroger's Steve McKinney to Retire
Kroger names new SVP of retail divisions
Jeff Wells, GroceryDive
July 14, 2021
o Kroger announced on Tuesday that Valerie Jabbar, currently group vice president of center store merchandising, will become the chain’s senior vice president of retail divisions, effective Aug. 7.
o She will take over for Steve McKinney, who is retiring after more than 40 years with the company.
o Jabbar will oversee several Kroger retail divisions and brings a “deep understanding of the business” to the role, according to a statement by Mary Ellen Adcock, the grocer’s senior vice president of operations.
Jabbar brings 34 years of experience at Kroger to her new position. She started as a store clerk at Fry’s in 1987 and advanced through several leadership roles at the banner before transitioning to the role of merchandising vice president in Kroger’s Mid-Atlantic division in 2012.//
Kroger's Steve McKinney to Retire
Valerie Jabbar appointed SVP of retail divisions
Winsight Grocery Business
Jul. 13, 2021
Steve McKinney, SVP of retail divisions for The Kroger Co., will retire effective Aug. 7 after more than 40 years with the company.
Valerie Jabbar, currently group VP of center store merchandising, will succeed McKinney, the Cincinnati-based retailer said.
McKinney began his career with Kroger in 1981 as a clerk for Florida Choice Supermarkets, a former Kroger banner. While there, he advanced to store manager, buyer and field representative before moving to Fry’s Food Stores, where he held several leadership positions before being named VP of operations in 1998.
McKinney also served as VP of operations for the Southwest division and VP of operations for the Ralphs division. He was named president of the Fry’s division in 2013 before assuming his current role as SVP of retail divisions in 2018...
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