Kroger Central division President Katie Wolfram to retire; Pam Matthews to succeed

CINCINNATI, 2017-Oct-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today (Oct. 17, 2017) announced the retirement of Central division President Katie Wolfram and the promotion of Pam Matthews, currently the QFC division president, to succeed her. Suzy Monford will join the company to serve as the president of the QFC division. “We are […]

Kroger offers $25 or less for medically necessary services at The Little Clinic locations for its associates

Many services now offered at $25 or less CINCINNATI, 2017-Oct-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) is now offering associates and their immediate families pricing of $25 or less for medically necessary services at The Little Clinic (TLC) locations.* “We are committed to helping our associates and customers live healthier lives,” said […]

Healthiest Employers names Kroger one of the “Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America”

Company ranks 38th on the annual list CINCINNATI, 2017-Sep-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) has been named one of the “Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America” by Healthiest Employers, LLC, an organization dedicated to evaluating employers’ efforts in corporate health. It is the second time in three years Kroger has been honored on […]

Kroger launches new initiative to end hunger and eliminate waste

Kroger launches new initiative to end hunger and eliminate waste   “Moonshot” Initiative Aims to End Hunger in Communities and Eliminate Waste in the Company by 2025 CINCINNATI, 2017-Sep-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today (Sept. 19, 2017) announced a new, national effort aimed at ending hunger in the communities Kroger […]

Kroger announces inclusion on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index-North America for the fifth consecutive year

Company Also Releases 11th Annual Sustainability Report, Outlines Progress on 2020 Sustainability Goals CINCINNATI, 2017-Sep-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced it was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index-North America (DJSI) for the fifth consecutive year. The DJSI evaluates the top 20 percent of the 600 largest North American […]

Kroger ratified new labor agreement with UFCW Local 1000

CINCINNATI, OH, 2017-Sep-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) Dallas division associates working at Kroger stores in Dallas/Ft. Worth and surrounding area have ratified a new labor agreement with UFCW Local 1000. “We are pleased to reach an agreement that is good for our associates. This new contract provides good pay increases, affordable health […]

Kroger Michigan division President Jayne Homco to retire; Scott Hays to succeed

CINCINNATI, 2017-Sep-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced the retirement of Michigan division President Jayne Homco, and the promotion of Scott Hays to succeed her. Mr. Hays currently serves as vice president of operations for the company’s Fry’s division. Jayne Homco to Retire after 42 Years of Service Jayne Homco […]

Kroger to host Q2 2017 earnings conference call on September 8, 2017

CINCINNATI, 2017-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) announced today (Aug. 25, 2017)  that it will host its second quarter 2017 earnings conference call at 10 a.m. EDT on Friday, September 8, 2017.  Our management team will comment on Kroger’s financial and operational results for the second quarter 2017. The presentation […]

Kroger to Fight Influenza and Hunger with One Shot, One Meal campaign in partnership with The Little Clinic and Feeding America

Now through April 1, 2018, for every flu shot administered, a meal will be donated CINCINNATI, 2017-Aug-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) announces its second annual health and wellness campaign, One Shot, One Meal, in partnership with The Little Clinic and Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief organization. From […]

Kroger names Liz Ferneding to Ruler division president

CINCINNATI, 2017-Jul-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) announced today (July 12, 2017) the appointment of Liz Ferneding to Ruler division president, effective July 31. Ms. Ferneding succeeds Paul Bowen, who retired in May. Ms. Ferneding is a graduate of the Farmer School of Business at Miami University and joins Kroger […]

Kroger expands its exclusive Our Brands product lines

Kroger expands its exclusive Our Brands product lines   CINCINNATI, 2017-Jun-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) announced today (June 21, 2017) the expansion of its exclusive Our Brands product lines to offer its customers greater value, variety and quality. The company currently offers more than 30,000 Our Brands items, including food, beauty, personal care, […]

Kroger expands recall on Simple Truth Dry Roasted Macadamia Nuts due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination

Kroger expands recall on Simple Truth Dry Roasted Macadamia Nuts due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination   CINCINNATI, 2017-Jun-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today (June 15, 2017) announced it has expanded the recall of its 12 oz. packages of Simple Truth Dry Roasted Macadamia Nuts due to potential Listeria […]

Kroger to webcast the annual meeting of shareholders on Thursday, June 22, 2017

CINCINNATI, 2017-Jun-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) announced today (une 8, 2017) it will webcast the annual meeting of shareholders beginning at 11 a.m. (ET) on Thursday, June 22, 2017. The meeting will be broadcast online at ir.kroger.com. Click on “Events, Presentations & Webcasts” to access the event. An on-demand […]

Kroger donates $1 million USO

CINCINNATI, 2017-May-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. announced today (May 26, 2017) its continued commitment to the USO by donating $1 million to the organization. Kroger has been a proud supporter of active duty military, veterans and their families since 2010, raising over $18 million in support through corporate funds and customer […]

Kroger: Jay C and Ruler President Paul Bowen to retire

CINCINNATI, 2017-May-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) announced today (May 23, 2017 ) the retirement of Jay C and Ruler division President Paul Bowen after 46 years of dedicated service, effective June 21. His successor will be named at a later date. Mr. Bowen began his career with Jay C in […]

Kroger SVP of retail divisions Sukanya Madlinger to retire; Calvin Kaufman to succeed

CINCINNATI, 2017-May-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced the retirement of Sukanya Madlinger, senior vice president of retail divisions, and the promotion of Calvin Kaufman to succeed her. Mr. Kaufman currently serves as president of Kroger’s Louisville division. Kroger today (May 16, 2017) also announced the promotion of Ann Reed […]

Kroger recognized for its commitment to the health and wellness of its associates by the Cincinnati Business Courier

CINCINNATI, 2017-May-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) was honored by the Cincinnati Business Courier as a 2017 Healthiest Employer.  The award recognizes the company for its commitment to the health and wellness of its more than 443,000 associates. “We’re honored to be recognized as one of the healthiest employers in our […]

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 […]

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. […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 & […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]