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Kroger making deliveries with unmanned vehicles

Kroger making deliveries with unmanned vehicles

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Kroger Co. said Tuesday that it has begun making grocery deliveries here using unmanned vehicles. Working with Silicon Valley startup Nuro, Kroger has been making grocery deliveries in Scottsdale, Ariz., using self-driving Prius cars. In that pilot program, which began in August, a person would be present in the car that was making deliveries

Kroger picks test market for driverless delivery

Kroger picks test market for driverless delivery

CINCINNATI — The Kroger Co. said it has picked Scottsdale, Ariz., as the test market for a grocery delivery service using self driving vehicles. Kroger had previously announced a partnership and Nuro to begin testing grocery delivery using Nuro’s technology. The company announced Thursday that the pilot will involve a single Fry’s Food Stores location

Kroger makes retail promotions

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. has promoted Steve McKinney, who was previously president of Kroger’s Fry’s Food Stores division, to the post of senior vice president of retail divisions. Monica Garnes, who had been corporate vice president of produce-floral merchandising, will succeed McKinney as Fry’s division president. According to the company, the leadership changes support the

Kroger promotes two executives

Kroger promotes two executives

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. on Tuesday announced two executive promotions designed to support its Restock Kroger initiative. Steve McKinney, currently president of the Fry’s Food Stores division, has been named senior vice president of retail divisions, effective February 5. Monica Garnes, who currently corporate vice president of produce-floral merchandising, will succeed McKinney as Fry’s division

Investment strategies

NEW YORK — Most retailers see online retailing as a critical part of their growth strategy, but that does not mean they can afford to neglect their brick-and-mortar stores. And in recent weeks a number of chains have detailed the sizable investments they plan to make in their physical stores this year. Dollar General Corp.,