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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

KISS Gold Edition hair tools roll out to Walmart, Kroger

KISS Gold Edition hair tools roll out to Walmart, Kroger

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. — KISS Products Inc. is expanding retail distribution of its KISS Gold Edition hair appliances and accessories to Walmart and Kroger. KISS said Wednesday that the rollout to the two mass chains builds on KISS Gold Edition’s launch in July exclusively at Amazon.com. The four-product KISS Gold Edition line comes in metallic, matte gold

Kroger plans to redefine grocery experience

Kroger plans to redefine grocery experience

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. on Wednesday unveiled its plan to redefine its strategic focus to food products and the grocery experience. Details of the plan, called Restock Kroger, were presented at the company’s annual investor conference. Kroger also reiterated that it is exploring strategic alternatives for its 784 convenience stores across 18 states. It has

Little Clinic partnership provides opioid alternative

Little Clinic partnership provides opioid alternative

NASHVILLE — Kroger Co.’s The Little Clinic  has collaborated with Results Physiotherapy to offer patients additional treatments for a wide variety of conditions and injuries with a joint commitment to help patients live pain-free without prescription opioid medications. Clinics in Tennessee, Kentucky and southern Indiana will participate. “The Little Clinic increases access to important health

Kroger, Walmart top PoweRanking list

Kroger, Walmart top PoweRanking list

Norwalk, Conn. — Competition among retailers for the top spot on this year’s PoweRanking list was closer than ever before, according to Kantar Retail, with Walmart and Kroger Co. finishing in a virtual tie for first place. The 2016 edition of Kantar’s PoweRanking, the 20th, listed PepsiCo and Coca-Cola Co. as the leading manufacturers. (In

Kroger announces retirement, three promotions

Kroger announces retirement, three promotions

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. on Tuesday announced that Houston division president Bill Breetz will retire from the company effective August 24. He will be succeeded by Marlene Stewart, who currently serves as president of the company’s Dillons division. Colleen Juergensen, currently vice president of merchandising at Kroger’s Smith’s division, will succeed Stewart as president of Dillons.  Kroger

Kroger plans to hire 14,000 store employees

Kroger plans to hire 14,000 store employees

CINCINNATI — The Kroger Co. said it will hold open interviews in its stores on Saturday, May 14, to fill an estimated 14,000 permanent positions in its supermarket divisions. “We have openings across the country for friendly, hard-working associates to join our team,” Tim Massa, Kroger’s group vice president of human resources and labor relations, said

Grocery shopping reenergized

Grocery shopping reenergized

Many of the exciting new supermarkets appearing throughout the country these days are not coming from the usual sources. Rather, they’re products of retailers not normally associated with new, different, exciting or groundbreaking. Examples abound. Kroger’s newest supermarkets — like the recently opened stores in Cincinnati — are large superstores with a complete assortment of