Kroger senior vice president of operations Mary Ellen Adcock

Kroger taps Jabbar as SVP of retail divisions

Kroger taps Jabbar as SVP of retail divisions

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. has tapped Valerie Jabbar, currently group vice president of center store merchandising, to succeed Steve McKinney as senior vice president of retail divisions. McKinney is set to retire, effective August 7, after more than 40 years with Kroger. McKinney began his career with with the retailer in 1981, taking a job