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Kroger details its environmental, social strategy

Kroger details its environmental, social strategy

CINCINNATI — The Kroger Co. released its 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report on Wednesday, sharing a new long-term ESG strategy and framework that the company said is designed to benefit people and the planet, and to help create a more resilient, equitable food system for tomorrow. “As a grocery retailer, Kroger is committed

Kroger names new head of investor relations

Kroger names new head of investor relations

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. has promoted Rob Quast to head of investor relations. “Rob is a seasoned financial professional and respected leader within Kroger,” said Gary Millerchip, Kroger’s chief financial officer. “Rob’s experience will be invaluable as we continue to share our strategy for delivering strong and sustainable total shareholder returns with our investment community.” Quast

Kroger’s first quarter results top expectations

Kroger’s first quarter results top expectations

CINCINNATI — Kroger on Thursday reported first-quarter results that beat analysts’ expectations. The retailer also raised its guidance for the year and announced a new $1 billion share repurchase plan. “Kroger is even better positioned to connect with our customers than we were prior to the pandemic as a result of our relentless focus on

Kroger plans to hire 10,000 associates

Kroger plans to hire 10,000 associates

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. plans to hold a nationwide event on Thursday with the aim of hiring 10,000 associates to support its retail, e-commerce, pharmacy, manufacturing, and logistics operations. “The Kroger Family of Companies is one of the largest employers in the country and our longstanding culture of opportunity has created an environment where many

First of Kroger’s CFCs ready to fulfill orders

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. last month announced that the first of 20 customer fulfillment centers (CFCs) it is developing in partnership with British online grocer Ocado Group PLC was ready to fulfill orders from online shoppers. The gigantic warehouse, in Monroe, Ohio, north of Cincinnati, deploys robots, artificial intelligence and autonomous-navigation software to pick and

Kroger expands recycling program with TerraCycle

Kroger expands recycling program with TerraCycle

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. marked Earth Day on Thursday by announcing the expansion of its Simple Truth Recycling Program to include all of its private-label brands, including Private Selection, Kroger Brand, Comforts, Luvsome and Abound. Developed in partnership with international recycling leader TerraCycle, the Kroger Our Brands Recycling Program is designed to offer customers a

Kroger unveils first Ocado-powered fulfillment center

Kroger unveils first Ocado-powered fulfillment center

CINCINNATI – Kroger announced that the first of 20 customer fulfillment centers (CFC) it is developing in partnership with British online grocer Ocado Group PLC is ready to fulfill orders from online shoppers. The gigantic warehouse, in Monroe, Ohio, north of Cincinnati, deploys robots, artificial intelligence and autonomous-navigation software to pick and pack merchandise and

Kroger hosting Investor Day

Kroger hosting Investor Day

CINCINNATI —  The Kroger Co. will host a virtual 2021 Investor Day Wednesday to provide an update on the company’s strategic initiatives and plans to deliver strong and sustainable total shareholder return of 8% – 11%. Rodney McMullen “Kroger continues to deliver for customers through our seamless ecosystem and relentless focus on freshness, value and

Donnelly set to retire as Kroger COO

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. executive vice president and chief operating officer Mike Donnelly is retiring later this spring, the company said earlier this month, adding that a succession plan will be announced at a later date. Donnelly has spent more than 42 years with Kroger. “With his relentless focus on the customer, Mike has led

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