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Kroger Co.

The new retail imperative: deliver personalized experiences

LAS VEGAS — To stay relevant in today’s competitive market, retailers must truly know their customers and speak to them in way that is not only personalized but also truly personal, Stuart Aiken, Kroger Co. group vice president and chief executive officer of 84.51°, told attendees last month at IRI’s Growth Summit 2018 at the

Kroger to add 11,000 employees

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. said this month that it plans to hire 11,000 employees to fill jobs across its supermarket divisions, including nearly 2,000 management positions. The job growth figures do not include jobs created as a result of capital investment, such as temporary construction jobs, or increases due to the company’s mergers, according to

Kroger and Instacart expand partnership

Kroger and Instacart expand partnership

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. announced plans to expand its grocery delivery coverage area in 2018 by adding 500 stores and curbside pickup locations to the service, which uses grocery delivery specialist Instacart to transport groceries to the shopper’s doorstep. “As part of Restock Kroger, we are investing in redefining our customers’ grocery shopping experience by

Kroger posts big digital sales gain in fiscal 2017

Kroger posts big digital sales gain in fiscal 2017

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. reported a 90% increase in digital sales in fiscal 2017, and said it increased market share for the 13th straight year. The company said the results validated its new Restock Kroger strategy. “We launched Restock Kroger in the fall of 2017 and finished the year with positive momentum in our sales

Kroger finds buyer for convenience store unit

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. has agreed to sell its convenience store business to EG Group, a privately held c-store retailer based in Blackburn, Lancashire, United Kingdom. The transaction, which is valued at $1.25 billion, is expected to close during the first quarter of Kroger’s financial year, or by May 26. Kroger had announced last October

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 adds culinary innovation center

Kroger adds culinary innovation center

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. has opened a Culinary Innovation Center here, complete with cooking stations and video streaming capabilities for sharing information with store teams around the country. “Kroger’s new Culinary Innovation Center is an exciting state-of-the-art test kitchen and education center,” said Daniel Hammer, Kroger’s vice president of culinary development and new business. “As we

Kroger announces expansion of Scan, Bag, Go

Kroger announces expansion of Scan, Bag, Go

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. said Wednesday that it is rolling out its Scan, Bag, Go shopping technology, which allows customers to use a wireless handheld scanner or the Scan, Bag, Go app on their personal device to scan and bag products as they shop for a faster checkout experience. Kroger is introducing the technology is

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

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