Kristal Howard appointed Head of Corporate Communications and Media Relations at Kroger

CINCINNATI, 2017-Apr-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) announced today (April 24, 2017) Kristal Howard has been named Head of Corporate Communications and Media Relations. Ms. Howard will be responsible for national media and corporate communications and will serve as the company’s spokesperson. “Kristal is a consummate PR pro who understands the […]

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Colleen Lindholz to lead Kroger Pharmacy as Kroger’s President of Pharmacy and The Little Clinic

CINCINNATI, 2017-Apr-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today (April 24, 2017) announced Colleen Lindholz, currently president of The Little Clinic, is expanding her role to also lead Kroger Pharmacy as Kroger’s President of Pharmacy and The Little Clinic. Ms. Lindholz has been serving as president of The Little Clinic since 2015. […]

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Kroger announces the promotion of Angel Colón to senior director of diversity

CINCINNATI, 2017-Apr-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today (April 18, 2017 ) announced Angel Colón has been promoted to senior director of diversity. He has been serving as the company’s director of multicultural development for merchandising since 2008. Mr. Colon succeeds Rueben Shaffer, who retired at the end of March, […]

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Kroger appointments: Joe Grieshaber as president of Fred Meyer Stores and Dan De La Rosa as president of Columbus division

CINCINNATI, 2017-Mar-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today (March 20, 2017) announced Joe Grieshaber has been named president of Fred Meyer Stores, replacing Jeff Burt, who resigned today to pursue other interests. Mr. Grieshaber has been serving as president of Kroger’s Columbus division. Succeeding Mr. Grieshaber will be Dan De La […]

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Kroger EVP and CFO Mike Schlotman to address investors at the TAG’s 9th Annual Spring Consumer Conference

CINCINNATI, 2017-Mar-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced that Mike Schlotman, Kroger’s executive vice president and CFO, will address investors at the TAG’s 9th Annual Spring Consumer Conference on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 10:55 a.m. (ET). The presentation will be broadcast online at ir.kroger.com.  Click on “Events, Presentations & […]

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Kroger declares quarterly dividend of 12¢ per share and announces incremental $500 million share repurchase program

CINCINNATI, 2017-Mar-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co.’s (NYSE: KR) Board of Directors today declared a quarterly dividend of 12¢ per share to be paid on June 1, 2017 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on May 15, 2017. Kroger today (3/9/2017 ) also announced an incremental $500 million share repurchase […]

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Kroger management team to present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Consumer & Retail Tech Conference

CINCINNATI, 2017-Mar-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced that Mike Schlotman, Kroger’s executive vice president and CFO, will address investors at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Consumer & Retail Tech Conference on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 1:50 p.m. (ET). The presentation will be broadcast online at ir.kroger.com.  Click […]

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Kroger Reports Market Share Gains for the 12th Consecutive Year

Q4 EPS of $0.53 and Full Year 2016 EPS of $2.05 (Adjusted EPS of $2.12) Q4 ID Sales Without Fuel -0.7% and 2016 ID Sales Without Fuel 1.0% 2017 Net Earnings Per Diluted Share Growth Guidance of $2.21 to $2.25, Including a 53rd Week CINCINNATI, 2017-Mar-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Fiscal 2016 Highlights 12th […]

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Kroger subsidiary The Little Clinic introduces online tool for consumers to reserve a place in line before they get to a clinic

NASHVILLE, Tenn., 2017-Feb-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Little Clinic, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), continues to expand convenience and accessibility for its customers with the introduction of “We’ll Hold Your Spot,” an online tool that allows consumers to reserve a place in line before they get to a clinic. The […]

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Kroger among top U.S. corporations for inclusion by Omnikal

CINCINNATI, 2017-Feb-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) is honored to be named one of the top U.S. corporations for inclusion by Omnikal (formerly Diversity Business). Kroger was ranked 8th in the Omni50, which is a ranking of the top 50 corporate buyers of multicultural products and services throughout the U.S. […]

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Kroger family of stores to fill 10,000 permanent positions in its supermarket divisions

CINCINNATI, 2017-Jan-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today ( Jan. 23, 2017) announced that its family of stores is hiring to fill an estimated 10,000 permanent positions in its supermarket divisions. The company also announced that its total active workforce grew by more than 12,000 associates in 2016. Over the last […]

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Kroger appoints Matt Perin as Head of Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs

CINCINNATI,, 2017-Jan-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) announced today ( Jan. 17, 2017) Matt Perin has joined the company as Head of Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs. Mr. Perin will be based in Washington, D.C. and responsible for Kroger’s federal government relations efforts, including working closely with the company’s supermarket operating […]

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Kroger declares quarterly dividend of 12¢ per share

CINCINNATI, 2017-Jan-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co.’s (NYSE: KR) Board of Directors today ( Jan. 13, 2017) declared a quarterly dividend of 12¢ per share to be paid on March 1, 2017 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on February 15, 2017. Kroger has delivered double-digit compound growth in […]

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Kroger announces election of Mark S. Sutton to its Board of Directors

CINCINNATI, 2017-Jan-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today (Jan. 12, 2017) announced that Mark S. Sutton has been elected to the Company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Sutton is chairman and chief executive officer of International Paper, a leading global producer of renewable fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper products. Prior to becoming […]

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Kroger recognized by EPA for its efforts around sustainable food management

CINCINNATI, 2017-Jan-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today (Jan. 11, 2017) announced that it was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its efforts around sustainable food management. Kroger participated in the EPA’s 2016 Food Recovery Challenge and was named Region 5 Winner in the Grocers category. “Kroger is […]

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Kroger to present at the Barclays Eat, Sleep, Play – It’s Not All Discretionary Conference

CINCINNATI, 2016-Dec-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today (Nov. 29, 2016) announced that Mike Schlotman, Kroger’s executive vice president and CFO, will address investors at the Barclays Eat, Sleep, Play – It’s Not All Discretionary Conference on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 10:40 a.m. (ET). The presentation will be broadcast […]

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Kroger to host 3Q financial results conference call with investors on Thursday, December 1, 2016

CINCINNATI, 2016-Nov-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) will host a conference call with investors on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 10 a.m. (ET) to discuss financial results for the third quarter 2016. The presentation will be broadcast online at ir.kroger.com. Click on “Quarterly Results” to access the event. An on-demand replay […]

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Kroger announces contribution of $3.1 million to USO in 2016 through its Honoring Our Heroes campaign

CINCINNATI, 2016-Nov-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today (Nov. 11, 2016) proudly announced a total contribution to the USO of nearly $3.1 million for 2016. This total includes a company contribution of $1 million in funds. The remaining support was raised through the support of partners like Wrigley’s and Coca Cola, […]

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Kroger associates at Fry’s Foods division ratifies new agreement with UFCW Local 99

PHOENIX, 2016-Nov-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today (Nov. 7, 2016) announced that associates working at the company’s Fry’s Foods division have ratified a new agreement with United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 99. The agreement covers more than 20,000 associates working at 122 stores throughout Arizona. “We are pleased […]

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Kroger to hold its investor conference on November 2, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio

CINCINNATI, 2016-Oct-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) will host an investor conference on November 2, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The following Kroger executives will address investors:  Rodney McMullen, chairman and chief executive officer Mike Schlotman, executive vice president and chief financial officer Mike Donnelley, executive vice president of merchandising Fred Morganthall, […]

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Kroger supports Hurricane Matthew relief efforts with nearly $450,000 total contribution

CINCINNATI, 2016-Oct-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) announced today (Oct. 18, 2016) its family of companies has raised nearly $106,000 from customer and associate contributions to assist Hurricane Matthew relief efforts. Kroger and its subsidiaries have also delivered in-kind contributions of food and water valued at $235,000 to local food banks […]

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Kroger launches its annual #SharingCourage campaign to support the fight against breast cancer

CINCINNATI, 2016-Oct-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today (Oct. 3, 2016) launched its annual #SharingCourage campaign, lighting its headquarters building pink and encouraging customers to join in the fight against breast cancer by taking action online and in their communities. “No one should face breast cancer alone, so Kroger is proud […]

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Kroger declares quarterly dividend of 12¢ per share

CINCINNATI, 2016-Sep-16 — /EPR Retail News/ —  The Kroger Co.’s (NYSE: KR) Board of Directors today (Sept. 15, 2016) declared a quarterly dividend of 12¢ per share to be paid on December 1, 2016, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on November 15, 2016. Kroger today also announced an incremental $500 million […]

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Kroger listed to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index-North America for the fourth consecutive year

CINCINNATI, 2016-Sep-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today (Sept. 13, 2016) announced it was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index-North America (DJSI) for the fourth consecutive year. The DJSI evaluates the top 20% of the 600 largest American and Canadian companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index that lead […]

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Kroger teams up with Great American Milk Drive to encourage customers to donate milk to families in need

CINCINNATI, 2016-Sep-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — September is Hunger Action MonthTM, the Feeding America® nationwide initiative that asks Americans to take action and fight hunger in their community. For the third year in a row, The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) is teaming up with The Great American Milk Drive to make it easy for shoppers to donate […]

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Kroger hosts Savor World Flavor: Taste of Italy event

CINCINNATI, 2016-Sep-14 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Inspired by the culinary traditions and regional recipes of Italy, The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) family of stores is making it possible for customers to experience locally-sourced ingredients and authentic fare, during a two-week event, Savor World Flavor: Taste of Italy. Starting September 14, customers can “eat like an […]

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Kroger introduces more affordable Cage-Free Eggs

CINCINNATI, 2016-Sep-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today (9/6/2016) announced a new, more affordable corporate brand line of cage-free eggs. “Kroger-brand Cage-Free Eggs are now available in our family of stores nationwide,” said Gil Phipps, Kroger’s vice president of corporate brands. “More customers are looking for an affordable cage-free egg option. […]

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Kroger releases new video ‘Journey of the Roses’ to mark its 29th year of providing Kentucky Derby’s annual Garland of Roses

CINCINNATI, 2016-Sep-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — In celebration of The Kroger Co.’s (NYSE: KR) 29-year history of providing the Kentucky Derby’s annual Garland of Roses, the company released a new video that showcases the ‘Journey of the Roses’ – from a Rainforest Alliance-certified grower in Bogota, Columbia to the Winner’s Circle at Churchill Downs– and […]

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The Kroger Co. to host Q2 conference call on Friday, September 9, 2016

CINCINNATI, 2016-Aug-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) will host a conference call with investors on Friday, September 9, 2016 at 10 a.m. (ET) to discuss financial results for the second quarter 2016. The presentation will be broadcast online at ir.kroger.com. Click on “Quarterly Results” to access the event. An on-demand replay […]

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Kroger announces new health and wellness campaign with The Little Clinic and Feeding America®

CINCINNATI, 2016-Aug-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced a new health and wellness campaign in partnership with The Little Clinic and Feeding America®, the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief organization. From August 15, 2016 through April 1, 2017 Kroger will donate one meal through the Feeding America network of food […]

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