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Video Forum: Rodney McMullen, Kroger

Video Forum: Rodney McMullen, Kroger

This week’s Video Forum features Kroger chairman and CEO Rodney McMullen, MMR’s newly named Retailer of the Year. McMullen discusses some of the major initiatives that have helped make the company the nation’s premier operator of traditional supermarkets. In addition, he shares his thoughts about Kroger’s pending $24.6 billion merger with Albertsons Cos. (The article

McMullen hailed as Retailer of the Year

McMullen hailed as Retailer of the Year

CINCINNATI — The editors of Mass Market Retailers have named Rodney McMullen the publication’s Retailer of the Year. The recognition for Kroger’s chairman and chief executive officer will rightly be linked to the company’s pending $24.6 billion merger with Albertsons Cos., but the deal is only one aspect of the work that McMullen has done

CEOs defend merger of Albertsons and Kroger

CINCINNATI — Rodney McMullen, chairman and chief executive officer of Kroger Co., was joined by Albertsons Cos.’ CEO Vivek Sankaran last month in defending the companies’ proposed merger before a U.S. Senate subcommittee, whose members raised concerns over whether a combination of the nation’s two largest supermarket chains would harm consumers and workers. A merger

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

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