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Kroger launches OptUP app

Kroger launches OptUP app

CINCINNATI — Kroger on Monday introduced OptUp, an app designed to help customers make more-informed decisions and buy healthier food. With the app, nutritional information is at the shopper’s fingertips, said Colleen Lindholz, Kroger’s president of pharmacy and The Little Clinic. “Kroger’s new OptUP app is transformational for the food retail industry,” she said. The app is a

Kroger partners with designer Mimran on apparel

Kroger partners with designer Mimran on apparel

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. said on Monday that it will launch a new apparel brand called Dip this fall in more than 300 Fred Meyer and Kroger Marketplace stores. The new clothing line was developed by fashion designer Joe Mimran, who is known for launching the Club Monaco, Joe Fresh and Pink Tartan apparel brands. “We’ve worked closely with

Kroger unveils marketing platform

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. rolled out a new consumer packaged goods search service that connects its acumen in data and personalization. The self-service marketing platform, called Boosted Products in Search, allows CPG brands to reach digitally savvy shoppers with “hyper-relevant” products in search results across Kroger digital properties, as well as view performance in real

Kroger partners with Ocado in e-commerce deal

Kroger partners with Ocado in e-commerce deal

CINCINNATI — Answering Amazon.com’s encroachment on the retail food business, Kroger Co.  has inked a deal with online British supermarket Ocado to accelerate the American grocer’s e-commerce offering. The alliance will mark the U.S. debut of the technology underpinnings of the Ocado Smart Platform, which includes online ordering, automated fulfillment and home delivery capabilities. As

Kroger posts big digital sales gain in fiscal 2017

Kroger posts big digital sales gain in fiscal 2017

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. reported a 90% increase in digital sales in fiscal 2017, and said it increased market share for the 13th straight year. The company said the results validated its new Restock Kroger strategy. “We launched Restock Kroger in the fall of 2017 and finished the year with positive momentum in our sales

Kroger finds buyer for convenience stores

Kroger finds buyer for convenience stores

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. has agreed to sell its convenience store business unit to EG Group, a privately-held convenience store retailer based in the United Kingdom, for $2.15 billion. The companies expect to close the transaction during the first quarter of Kroger’s fiscal year. As part of the agreement, EG Group will establish its North American

Kroger reaches ClickList milestone

CINCINNATI — Kroger has opened its 1,000th ClickList store and launched an upgrade of the integrated digital shopping experience for ClickList. “As part of our Restock Kroger plan, we continually invest in redefining our customers’ grocery shopping experiences by bringing online and offline seamlessly together through digital innovation,” says Yael Cosset, the supermarket operator’s chief

Kroger beats sales, earnings expectations

Kroger beats sales, earnings expectations

CINCINNATI — Kroger reported third quarter sales and earnings that topped analysts expectations, and the company said it was upbeat about its prospects for the holiday season. The supermarket retailer reported a 1.1% increase in same-store sales, excluding fuel, in the quarter. That topped an average analyst forecast of a 0.9% gain, according to Consensus

Kroger names Donnelly COO

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. executive vice president of merchandising Mike Donnelly has assumed responsibility for both operations and merchandising as executive vice president and chief operating officer. The move comes as Fred Morganthall, who has been serving as Kroger’s executive vice president of retail operations, is set to retire, effective November 30. Donnelly will become

Kroger may sell c-store operation

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. is considering a sale of its convenience store business, the company announced at its annual investor conference here. “We want to look at all options to ensure this part of the business is meeting its full potential,” said executive vice president and chief financial officer Mike Schlotman. “Considering the current premium

Kroger names Donnelly to succeed Morganthall

Kroger names Donnelly to succeed Morganthall

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. said Tuesday that Fred Morganthall will retire November 30 as executive vice president of retail operations. Morganthall will be succeeded by Kroger’s executive vice president of merchandising, Mike Donnelly, who on November 1 will assume responsibility for both operations and merchandising as executive vice president and chief operating officer. Donnelly will

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