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Kroger

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

Kroger posts strong fourth quarter results

Kroger posts strong fourth quarter results

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. on Thursday reported solid fourth-quarter results that included an identical store sales gain  of 10.6% (excluding fuel) and digital sales growth of 118%. “I am incredibly humbled by the strength of our associates and what we continue to accomplish together,” Kroger chairman and CEO Rodney McMullen said. “Our customers are at

Kroger continues to support Texas disaster response

Kroger continues to support Texas disaster response

DALLAS — Kroger continues to provide aid to areas impacted by the historic winter storm in Texas, including issuing $270,000 in Helping Hands emergency grants to more than 500 associates, partnering with the City of Dallas and City of Houston and supplying drinkable water to local communities and not-for-profit organizations like Harvest Project Food Rescue, Houston Food Bank, Montgomery Food Bank and The Wilkinson Center. “Texas is

Kroger EVP and COO Mike Donnelly to retire

Kroger EVP and COO Mike Donnelly to retire

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. executive vice president and COO Mike Donnelly is retiring later this spring, the company said Monday, 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 the organization to prioritize

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