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Kroger, Walgreens to expand pilot to Knoxville

Kroger, Walgreens to expand pilot to Knoxville

CINCINNATI – Building on an exploratory pilot that rolled out last October, Kroger Co. and Walgreens said Monday they are expanding the program to a new test market. The move will involve the expansion of Kroger Express and Kroger Pickup to select Walgreens stores in Knoxville, Tenn., as well as the launch of Walgreens’ own-brand

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

Kroger to add fulfillment center in Georgia

Kroger to add fulfillment center in Georgia

ATLANTA — Kroger Co. and the online grocery retailer and logistics specialist Ocado  said on Thursday that they would build a new high-tech customer fulfillment center in Forest Park, Ga. The new CFC represents a $55 million investment that will create more than 400 new jobs, the companies said. “Kroger is incredibly excited to construct

Promotions for Kroger executives

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. is promoting several top executives as the retailer continues to remake its business through its Restock Kroger plan. “We are making progress on redefining the customer experience, and our high-performing leaders are determined to maintain that momentum in year two of Restock Kroger and beyond,” Mike Donnelly, the company’s executive vice

There is no truce in transaction fee war

There is no truce in transaction fee war

The war between retailers and credit card companies over transaction fees continues. The latest battle in that war began on March 1, when Kroger Co. announced that its Smith’s Food & Drug Stores division will be the company’s second banner to stop accepting Visa credit cards as a form of payment, beginning on April 3. Foods

Kroger adds payment app, rewards debit card

Kroger adds payment app, rewards debit card

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. said Wednesday that it is introducing a mobile payment solution that securely combines a customer’s payment and loyalty card information. Called Kroger Pay, the feature promises to deliver a faster checkout experience. The company is also launching a new Kroger Rewards debit card. “Kroger is redefining the customer experience by creating innovative

Kroger brings Geoffrey’s Toy Box to stores for holidays

Kroger brings Geoffrey’s Toy Box to stores for holidays

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. announced Friday a partnership to bring Geoffrey’s Toy Box exclusive brands to nearly 600 Kroger family of stores across America for the 2018 holiday season. Starting this month, Geoffrey’s Toy Box branded merchandise and displays will appear in participating Kroger Family of Stores with a selection of 35 children’s toys, ranging in

Kroger, Walgreens partner for new concept

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. and Walgreens are piloting a joint retail concept that combines the supermarketer’s food offerings with the drug chain’s health and beauty mix. The companies are testing the format in 13 Walgreens stores in northern Kentucky, near Kroger’s Cincinnati headquarters. They will conduct the pilot over the next several months, closely monitoring

Retailers focus on last mile

NEW YORK — Walmart and Kroger Co. — the nation’s two largest grocery retailers, in terms of sales — have each launched experiments aimed at bringing down costs associated with the final leg or “last mile” of delivery to consumers. Kroger last month announced a pilot program to test driverless grocery delivery. The supermarket chain

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