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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

Exec team is strengthened by Kroger

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. has made a number of executive appointments recently. Earlier this month the nation’s largest supermarket operator named Valerie Jabbar group vice president of merchandising, effective September 1. She has been president of Kroger’s Ralphs Grocery division — which encompasses 191 stores in Southern California — for the past two years. “Valerie

Kroger elevates Valerie Jabbar and Mike Murphy

Kroger elevates Valerie Jabbar and Mike Murphy

CINCINNATI — Valerie Jabbar was named Tuesday as group vice president of merchandising for Kroger Co. Jabbar, who for the past two years has been president of Kroger’s Ralphs division, assumes her new role on September 1. Mike Murphy, vice president of operations at Kroger’s Columbus division, will succeed Jabbar at Ralphs, which is headquartered

Amazon moves up in ranking of largest U.S. retailers

WASHINGTON — The largest U.S. retailers have maintained their edge during the past year by launching new strategies, augmenting the in-store experience and reengineering both logistics and digital commerce capabilities, according to the annual Top 100 Retailers list released last month by the National Retail Federation and Kantar Consulting. The 10 largest retailers on the

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, president of Kroger Health. “Kroger’s new OptUP app is transformational for the food retail industry,” she said. The app is a part of Kroger’s recently

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