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Kroger expands work on autonomous delivery vehicles

Kroger expands work on autonomous delivery vehicles

CINCINNATI  — Kroger Co. has expanded its collaboration with the autonomous delivery vehicle company Nuro, the companies announced on Wednesday. “Our expanded collaboration with Nuro supports Kroger’s commitment to provide fresh food, at a great value – all without asking our customers to compromise,” said Yael Cosset, Kroger’s senior vice president and chief information officer.

Video Forum: NACDS

Video Forum: NACDS

MMR‘s sister publication, Chain Drug Review, has named the National Association of Chain Drug Stores its Retailer of the Year. The designation might seem odd for an association, but NACDS is an organization comprised of retailers, with C-suite executives from member companies comprising the board of directors. This edition of Video Forum features three of

First Kroger-Kitchen United location opens in LA

First Kroger-Kitchen United location opens in LA

LOS ANGELES — The first kitchen center opened through a partnership between Kroger Co. and Kitchen United debuted Wednesday at a Ralphs grocery store in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. The kitchen center will enable customers to order freshly prepared, on-demand meals from participating restaurants, and pick them up at the Ralphs store or

Kroger board okays $1 billion stock buyback

Kroger board okays $1 billion stock buyback

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co.’s board of directors on Thursday authorized a new $1 billion share repurchase program, replacing the current authorization, which had approximately $157 million remaining as of December 29. “We are customer obsessed and focused on leading with fresh and accelerating with digital, which is building momentum in our business and will drive

Kroger posts Q3 gains, raises full-year outlook

CINCINNATI — Kroger posted sales gains in the third quarter and raised its outlook for the year. Identical-store sales (excluding fuel) increased 3.1% compared to the prior-year quarter, and were up 14% on a two-year stacked basis. The two-year stack for digital sales increased 103%. Total company sales were $31.9 billion in the third quarter,

Kroger to add customer fulfillment center in North Carolina

Kroger to add customer fulfillment center in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. — Kroger Co. said it will expand its grocery delivery capabilities in North Carolina with the construction of a new customer fulfillment center (CFC) in the state. The new CFC will be powered by Kroger partner the Ocado Group. The North Carolina CFC, measuring 200,000 square feet, is expected to become operational within

Kroger posts higher sales in Q3, raises guidance

Kroger posts higher sales in Q3, raises guidance

CINCINNATI — Kroger on Thursday reported increased sales in the third quarter. Identical store sales (excluding fuel) increased 3.1% compared to the prior-year quarter, and were up 14% on a two-year stacked basis. The two-year stack for digital sales increased 103%. Total company sales were $31.9 billion in the third quarter, up 7.2% versus the same

Kroger to introduce ‘carbon-neutral’ eggs

Kroger to introduce ‘carbon-neutral’ eggs

CINCINNATI – Kroger today said it is bringing “the world’s first carbon-neutral, cage-free eggs” to its stores after entering into a strategic partnership with Dutch company Kipster B.V. The eggs will expand Kroger’s Simply Truth line of natural and more sustainable merchandise. “Simple Truth is excited to partner with the innovative team at Kipster to further

Kroger adds program to ‘boost’ e-commerce

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. is the latest major retailer to introduce a subscription membership program to accelerate its e-commerce growth. The nation’s largest supermarket operator has joined a growing number of mass market retailers in adopting the model pioneered by Amazon with its Amazon Prime premium loyalty program. The Kroger effort, appropriately dubbed Boost by

Kroger, GIANT introduce half-hour delivery

NEW YORK — Supermarket operators Kroger Co. and the GIANT Co. independently unveiled plans last month to offer new delivery services in partnership with online grocery platform Instacart. Kroger and Instacart unveiled Kroger Delivery Now, offering 30-minute delivery enabled by what the partners call a first-of-its-kind convenience store. GIANT teamed with San Francisco-based Instacart in

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