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Kroger says strategy delivering for shareholders

Kroger says strategy delivering for shareholders

CINCINNATI — Restock Kroger is delivering cost savings, improved shareholder returns, and a stronger competitive position, the retailer said Tuesday. “Through the Restock Kroger framework and intensity around operational excellence, we are achieving cost savings of over $1 billion each year and are investing savings back into the business with an emphasis on the customer

Schlotman elected to Kellogg board

Schlotman elected to Kellogg board

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Kellogg Co. recently announced the election of Michael Schlotman, former executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) at The Kroger Company, to its board of directors, effective immediately. “We are very pleased to welcome Mike to our Board of Directors,” said Steve Cahillane, chairman and chief executive officer, Kellogg Co. “His tremendous financial

Kroger unveils diversity, equity and inclusion plan

Kroger unveils diversity, equity and inclusion plan

CINCINNATI — The Kroger Co. on Monday revealed an action plan designed to support diversity and inclusion in its workforce and among its suppliers. “As America’s grocer, Kroger is driven to bring Americans together as an employer, grocery provider and community partner, representing Our Purpose to Feed the Human Spirit,” said Rodney McMullen, Kroger’s chairman and

Kroger posts strong second-quarter earnings

Kroger posts strong second-quarter earnings

CINCINNATI – The Kroger Co. said fiscal second-quarter sales jumped 13.9% to $30.5 billion, a second consecutive double-digit gain as shoppers continue to eat at home during the coronavirus pandemic. Kroger’s digital business was again a standout in the quarter ended August 15, with online sales increasing 127%. Same-store sales, excluding fuel, increased 14.6% in

Kroger stays true to values amid pandemic

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. is responding to the historic retail disruption wrought by the coronavirus pandemic by doubling down on its values and purpose. “Throughout the public health crisis, our entire team of 500,000 associates has worked tirelessly to provide a safe environment for our customers and each other, with open stores, e-commerce solutions and

Kroger pilots contactless payments at QFC stores

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. this month launched a pilot to test contactless payments, becoming the latest mass retailer to adopt technology that’s become increasingly popular with shoppers since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Kroger introduced contactless payments across its Bellevue, Wash.-based QFC supermarket division, allowing customers to pay at checkout using a contactless chip

Kroger to launch marketplace with third-party sellers

Kroger to launch marketplace with third-party sellers

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. plans to expand its Kroger Ship service to include more than 50,000 new items via a marketplace of third-party sellers. The expanded service, which is expected to launch this fall, will be powered by Mirakl, a software platform that specializes in digital marketplaces “Our customers are increasingly turning to our e-commerce

Kroger’s QFC tests contactless payment

Kroger’s QFC tests contactless payment

SEATTLE — Kroger Co. is testing contactless payments across its QFC division here, allowing customers to use a variety of mobile devices to pay for their purchases at the checkout. The stores in the pilot program are accepting Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay, Fitbit Pay, mobile banking apps and contactless chip cards, all using

Retail giants aim to rethink the plastic bag

Retail giants aim to rethink the plastic bag

NEW YORK – Retail industry heavyweights Walmart, Target, CVS Health, Walgreens and Kroger have joined an initiative that aims to reinvent the single-use plastic bag. The companies are participating in the Consortium to Reinvent the Retail Bag. Members collectively have pledged $15 million to the Beyond the Bag Initiative, which is inviting entrepreneurs and investors

More retailers mandate masks for customers

More retailers mandate masks for customers

NEW YORK – More retailers are requiring shoppers to wear masks when inside their stores.  Target, CVS Health, Best Buy and Kroger are among the latest to announce mask-wearing requirements, as retailers grow impatient with the absence of a consistent mandate from state and local governments. Walmart helped break the ice earlier this week, when the

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