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Kroger expands fulfillment network

Kroger expands fulfillment network

CINCINNATI — Kroger announced at its 2022 Business Update in Orlando Friday that it will offer more Americans delivery through the addition of spoke facilities in Austin and San Antonio, Texas and Birmingham, Ala. powered by the Kroger Fulfillment Network and Ocado Group. As a continuation of Kroger’s successful entry into Florida in 2021 without physical stores, the new Texas and Alabama facilities will serve

Kroger Health wins APhA Immunization Champion Award

Kroger Health wins APhA Immunization Champion Award

CINCINNATI — Kroger Health has won the 2022 American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Immunization Champion Award. The award honors individuals and organizations making extraordinary contributions toward improved vaccination rates within their communities. The APhA Immunization Champion Award recognizes Kroger Health as being an organization that continuously advances the role of pharmacists as valued immunization administrators. It

Retail CEOs urge Congress to address retail crime

Retail CEOs urge Congress to address retail crime

WASHINGTON — In a letter to Congressional leadership on Thursday, 20 top executives of leading retail companies expressed their urgent concern about the growing impact of organized retail crime on retail employees and communities across the U.S. The executives implored lawmakers to pass the INFORM Consumers Act, legislation that they say will address the problem

Kroger posts strong fourth quarter results

Kroger posts strong fourth quarter results

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. on Thursday reported solid fourth-quarter results that included an identical store sales gain  of 10.6% (excluding fuel) and digital sales growth of 118%. “I am incredibly humbled by the strength of our associates and what we continue to accomplish together,” Kroger chairman and CEO Rodney McMullen said. “Our customers are at

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 opens two-level urban store

Kroger opens two-level urban store

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. opened a new, 52,000-square-foot urban format store in its hometown here on Wednesday. The store in downtown Cincinnati includes the retailer’s first-ever food hall, called On The Rhine Eatery. The food hall showcases the grocer’s own food restaurant concept, Kitchen 1883 Café and Bar, as well as the outposts of a

Kroger reduced food waste footprint in 2018

Kroger reduced food waste footprint in 2018

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. said Monday  that the company’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste efforts reduced its supermarket food waste footprint – the overall food waste it produced – by 9% in 2018. Kroger’s progress was outlined in its 2019 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report, also released on Monday. This is the company’s 13th

Embracing Change

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. is rolling out a new merchandising vehicle to highlight its highly successful private brands, chairman and chief executive officer Rodney McMullen revealed at the grocer’s recent annual meeting here. The concept, dubbed Treasure EmporiYum, will present a curated collection of trend-inspired private label (which Kroger terms Our Brands) items in almost

Kroger picks two new Ocado sites

Kroger picks two new Ocado sites

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. and Ocado said Tuesday that their next two customer fulfillment centers will be located in central Florida and in the Mid-Atlantic region. “Kroger is excited to partner with Ocado — one of the most innovative, advanced companies in the world — to redefine the grocery shopping experience for customers along the

Kroger’s McMullen makes five predictions at NRF

Kroger’s McMullen makes five predictions at NRF

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. chairman and chief executive officer Rodney McMullen provided his outlook on the future of retail at the NRF 2019: Retail’s Big Show in New York City during a  keynote presentation called “Restocking the future: Kroger’s insatiable appetite to play and win the long game.” CNBC “Squawk on the Street” and “Closing Bell” anchor Sara Eisen moderated the 30-minute

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