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Kroger, Microsoft partner on technology

Kroger, Microsoft partner on technology

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. and Microsoft on Monday announced a collaboration to test new technologies to improve the customer experience by making it easier to find and purchase items in grocery stores. The companies are unveiling pilot stores near their respective headquarters, in Ohio and Washington, featuring smart shelves with digital displays that update prices

Kroger to phase out single-use plastic bags

Kroger to phase out single-use plastic bags

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. said Thursday that it will phase out single-use plastic bags and transition to reusable bags by 2025. The move will take effect at all of the retailer’s supermarket divisions, beginning with Seattle-based QFC, which is expected to complete the transition away from single-use plastic bags next year. “As part of our

Valerie Jabbar named president of Ralphs grocery chain

Valerie Jabbar named president of Ralphs grocery chain

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. announced Tuesday that it has promoted Valerie Jabbar to Ralphs division president. She will assume the post effective July 23, which is when current Ralphs president Donna Giordano will retire from the company after 44 years of service. Jabbar currently serves as vice president of merchandising for Ralphs. “Valerie is an exceptional