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Kroger Co.

Kroger Health offers free telenutrition service

Kroger Health offers free telenutrition service

CINCINNATI —  Kroger Health has launched a free telenutrition service to help Americans shop for, prepare and enjoy healthy food during the COVID-19 crisis. The service is the latest offering from Kroger Health’s “food as medicine” platform. During the pandemic, customers’ shopping styles, cooking preferences and eating routines have shifted. According to a customer trends report

Kroger adds 100,000 workers in eight weeks

Kroger adds 100,000 workers in eight weeks

CINCINNATI – Kroger Co. has hired more than 100,000 people in the past eight weeks, the company said Thursday, providing new career opportunities to workers from such hard-hit sectors as restaurants, hotels and food service distributors. “Throughout the pandemic, Kroger’s top priority has been to provide and maintain a safe environment for our associates and

Kroger Health adds drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites

Kroger Health adds drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites

CINCINNATI — Kroger Health, the health care division of Kroger Co., is expanding its free COVID-19 testing capabilities. The retailer is adding testing sites in Colorado, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee. They join existing sites in Kentucky and Tennessee, which serve all priority groups, including health care workers, first responders and people with symptoms. The company will also begin piloting site-specific testing

Kroger and Walgreens form purchasing group

Kroger and Walgreens form purchasing group

CINCINNATI — Building on a unique collaboration that first brought together Kroger Co.’s food and grocery experience with Walgreens’ expertise in health and beauty, the companies have formed a new group purchasing organization (GPO) aimed at delivering purchasing efficiencies, lower costs and combined resources to help drive further innovation. The new joint venture will be

Kroger opens two-level urban store

Kroger opens two-level urban store

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. opened a new, 52,000-square-foot urban format store in its hometown here on Wednesday. The store in downtown Cincinnati includes the retailer’s first-ever food hall, called On The Rhine Eatery. The food hall showcases the grocer’s own food restaurant concept, Kitchen 1883 Café and Bar, as well as the outposts of a

Kroger reduced food waste footprint in 2018

Kroger reduced food waste footprint in 2018

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. said Monday  that the company’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste efforts reduced its supermarket food waste footprint – the overall food waste it produced – by 9% in 2018. Kroger’s progress was outlined in its 2019 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report, also released on Monday. This is the company’s 13th

Grocers go mobile

NEW YORK — Food retailers continue to bolster their grocery pickup and delivery capabilities as a growing proportion of shoppers buy at least some of their food online. Kroger Co., Walmart, Giant Food, Wakefern Food Corp. and Weis Markets Inc. were among the food retailers announcing grocery fulfillment-related developments in July. Kroger chief executive officer

Kroger, Ocado slate Georgia DC

ATLANTA — Kroger Co. and online grocery retailer and logistics specialist Ocado are planning to build a customer fulfillment center (CFC) in Forest Park, Ga., not far from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport. The new CFC represents a $55 million investment that will create more than 400 new jobs, the companies said. “Kroger is incredibly excited to

Kroger taps Hostetler to head Nashville division

Kroger taps Hostetler to head Nashville division

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. said Tuesday that it has tapped Walmart veteran Sonya Hostetler to serve as president of its Nashville division, which comprises 91 stores across middle and eastern Tennessee, northern Alabama and southern Kentucky. Her appointment is effective August 1. She succeeds Zane Day, who previously announced his plans to retire from the

Embracing Change

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. is rolling out a new merchandising vehicle to highlight its highly successful private brands, chairman and chief executive officer Rodney McMullen revealed at the grocer’s recent annual meeting here. The concept, dubbed Treasure EmporiYum, will present a curated collection of trend-inspired private label (which Kroger terms Our Brands) items in almost

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