Valerie Jabbar

Kroger promotes Gump to division president

Kroger promotes Gump to division president

HOUSTON — Kroger Co. has promoted Laura Gump, formerly vice president of merchandising for the Houston division, to president of the division. She succeeds Joe Kelley who was recently named president of King Soopers. “Laura has tremendous experience in the grocery and retail industries,” said Valerie Jabbar, Kroger’s senior vice president of retail operations. “Her ability to build high-performing

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

Exec team is strengthened by Kroger

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. has made a number of executive appointments recently. Earlier this month the nation’s largest supermarket operator named Valerie Jabbar group vice president of merchandising, effective September 1. She has been president of Kroger’s Ralphs Grocery division — which encompasses 191 stores in Southern California — for the past two years. “Valerie

Kroger elevates Valerie Jabbar and Mike Murphy

Kroger elevates Valerie Jabbar and Mike Murphy

CINCINNATI — Valerie Jabbar was named Tuesday as group vice president of merchandising for Kroger Co. Jabbar, who for the past two years has been president of Kroger’s Ralphs division, assumes her new role on September 1. Mike Murphy, vice president of operations at Kroger’s Columbus division, will succeed Jabbar at Ralphs, which is headquartered

Valerie Jabbar named president of Ralphs grocery chain

Valerie Jabbar named president of Ralphs grocery chain

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. announced Tuesday that it has promoted Valerie Jabbar to Ralphs division president. She will assume the post effective July 23, which is when current Ralphs president Donna Giordano will retire from the company after 44 years of service. Jabbar currently serves as vice president of merchandising for Ralphs. “Valerie is an exceptional