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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

Kroger Names Group VP of Retail Operations

Kroger Names Group VP of Retail Operations

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. has promoted Mary Ellen Adcock to the post of group vice president of retail operations, effective May 16. She succeeds Marnette Perry, whose retirement was previously announced. Adcock is currently vice president of operations for Kroger’s Columbus division. “Mary Ellen brings to her new role a strong track record of success leading

Smith’s president Jay Cummins to retire

Smith’s president Jay Cummins to retire

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. said Monday that Jay Cummins, president of the company’s Smith’s division, plans to retire on April 29. His replacement will be announced at a later date, according to the company. Cummins began his Kroger career in 1972 as a clerk at a store in Huntington Beach, Calif. He went on to

New Year gets off to quiet start

New Year gets off to quiet start

Walmart has begun closing stores, as the retailer had previously announced. Most of the closings involve the Express stores the company began opening over the past two years in the belief that it could more successfully compete with the likes of such small-store retailers as drug and dollar stores with convenience-oriented stores than the big

Kroger’s Morganthall receives FMI’s Rabb Award

MIAMI — The Food Marketing Institute on Saturday night presented its Sidney R. Rabb Award to Fred Morganthall, executive vice president of retail operations at Kroger Co. FMI also honored Jerry Kehe, chairman of the board at KeHE Distributors, with its Herbert Hoover Humanitarian Service Award. And J. Alexander “Sandy” Douglas, executive vice president of