Kroger opens its Culinary Innovation Center in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio

Company completes construction on new test kitchen and training facility in downtown Cincinnati CINCINNATI, 2018-Feb-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kroger (NYSE: KR) announced today it has opened its Culinary Innovation Center in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. “Kroger’s new Culinary Innovation Center is an exciting state-of-the-art test kitchen and education center,” said Daniel Hammer, Kroger’s vice […]

Kroger to sell 762 convenience store business to EG Group for $2.15 billion

CINCINNATI and BLACKBURN, United Kingdom, 2018-Feb-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) and EG Group, a privately-held petrol forecourt convenience store retailer based in Blackburn, Lancashire, United Kingdom, today (Feb. 5, 2018) announced a definitive agreement for the sale of Kroger’s convenience store business unit to EG Group for $2.15 billion. The companies […]

Kroger’s organic produce business achieves $1 billion in annual sales

CINCINNATI, 2018-Feb-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) announced today (Feb. 1, 2018) its organic produce business has achieved $1 billion in annual sales. “Kroger offers one of the largest organic produce departments in America, and we are proud to have led the way in making this category more mainstream, accessible and affordable,” […]

Kroger installs its new and exciting Scan, Bag, Go shopping technology in 18 operating divisions

Company to install innovative shopping technology at 400 stores in 2018 CINCINNATI, 2018-Feb-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) announced today (Jan. 31, 2018) it will introduce its new and exciting Scan, Bag, Go shopping technology in 18 operating divisions, making the service available this year to customers at 400 stores. […]

Kroger leadership promotions: Steve McKinney as SVP of retail divisions, Monica Garnes as president of the Fry’s division

CINCINNATI, 2018-Feb-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today (Jan. 30, 2018) announced leadership promotions to support Restock Kroger. Steve McKinney, currently president of the Fry’s Food Stores division, has been promoted to senior vice president of retail divisions for the company, effective February 5. Monica Garnes, currently corporate vice president of produce-floral […]

Kroger invests in a new anaerobic digester at its manufacturing plant in Greensburg, Indiana as part of its Zero Hunger | Zero Waste initiative

Company’s second anaerobic digester supports Zero Hunger | Zero Waste goals CINCINNATI, 2018-Jan-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) announced today (Jan. 26, 2018) the successful startup of a new wastewater treatment system—an anaerobic digester—at K.B. Specialty Foods, a manufacturing plant owned and operated by the company in Greensburg, Indiana. “Kroger recently […]

Kroger announces its partnership with ReFED to help accelerate its Zero Hunger | Zero Waste vision

Food waste-focused nonprofit to aid in development of operational framework CINCINNATI, 2018-Jan-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) and The Kroger Co. Foundation today (Jan. 23, 2018) announced its partnership with ReFED, a multistakeholder nonprofit organization committed to reducing food waste in the U.S., while on stage at the Third Annual Food Rescue […]

Kroger expands its Simple Truth® brand

Largest natural and organic brand in the country continues to lead the industry CINCINNATI, 2018-Jan-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) announced today the expansion of its Simple Truth® brand and launch of its largest-ever Our Brands customer sales promotion, featuring savings on thousands of Simple Truth® and Simple Truth Organic® items. “We’re proud of […]

Kroger opens its 1,000th ClickList store and launches integrated digital shopping experience for ClickList

In Q3 2017, company’s 109 percent digital revenue growth was driven by ClickList CINCINNATI, 2017-Dec-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kroger announced today it has opened its 1,000th ClickList store and launched the latest seamless and integrated digital shopping experience for ClickList. “As part of our Restock Kroger plan, we continually invest in redefining our customers’ grocery shopping experiences by […]

Kroger and IBT establish the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Consolidated Pension Fund designed to provide associates with secure pension

Associates Approve Kroger Withdrawal from Central States Pension Fund CINCINNATI, 2017-Dec-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. and International Brotherhood of Teamsters announced today the ratification of a new labor agreement that provides for Kroger’s withdrawal from the Central States Pension Fund. The new labor agreement covers associates represented by the IBT at three […]

Kroger partners with Chase Pay to offer mobile payments for online and in-lane purchases

Redesigning grocery payment experience enables seamless transactions while delivering cost savings for the future CINCINNATI, 2017-Dec-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. is teaming up with Chase Pay—the digital engagement wallet from JPMorgan Chase & Co.— to offer mobile payments starting with select retail markets and e-commerce programs in 2018. Kroger’s payment solutions are a part of […]

Kroger spreads holiday cheer through its 25 Merry Days campaign

CINCINNATI, 2017-Dec-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kroger (NYSE: KR) is spreading holiday cheer through its 25 Merry Days campaign running through December 25. The 25 Merry Days website offers sweet and savory recipes, gift ideas, hosting advice, party planning tips plus daily digital coupons to help customers save on popular holiday items, including food, toys and home products. […]

Kroger launches television and radio ads to boost awareness of its Zero Hunger | Zero Waste initiative

Kroger launches television and radio ads to boost awareness of its Zero Hunger | Zero Waste initiative   CINCINNATI, 2017-Nov-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today (Nov. 24, 2017) announced it has introduced television and radio ads in 191 media markets across the U.S. to increase awareness of its Zero Hunger | […]

Kroger introduces new, premium and sustainable Our Brands floral line — BLOOM HAUS™

CINCINNATI, 2017-Nov-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today introduced BLOOM HAUS™, a new, premium and sustainable Our Brands floral line launching in Kroger’s family of stores just in time for the holidays. Enhancing and building Our Brands as a vibrant growth vehicle is a driver of the company’s Restock Kroger Plan. “Customers can always count on our […]

Kroger expands its cloud computing portfolio with Google Cloud Platform

CINCINNATI, 2017-Nov-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today (Nov. 8, 2017) announced its cloud computing portfolio is expanding with Google Cloud Platform (GCP). “The adoption of Google Cloud Platform signals our commitment to positioning Kroger as an industry leader for digital programs such as ship-to-home and home delivery,” said Chris Hjelm, […]

Kroger to hire 14,000 part-time and seasonal roles this holiday season

CINCINNATI, 2017-Nov-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced that it is hiring for an estimated 14,000 part-time and seasonal roles across its family of companies this holiday season. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply at jobs.kroger.com. “We are delighted to welcome new associates to our team this holiday season,” said Lanell […]

Kroger: Ralphs now offers home delivery service in Southern California through partnership with Instacart

CINCINNATI, 2017-Nov-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ralphs Grocery Company, a division of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), today (Nov. 7, 2017) announced it is offering home delivery in select locations in Southern California through a partnership with Instacart, the technology-driven, nationwide on-demand retail delivery service. This pilot in Southern California supports two key drivers […]

Kroger introduces a modern lifestyle apparel brand

CINCINNATI, 2017-Nov-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) announced today (Nov. 3, 2017) the introduction of a modern lifestyle apparel brand, built from the ground up to engage consumers in a new way. “This new brand gives Kroger a chance to inspire and connect with our customers, offering effortless style every day […]

Kroger: Mike Donnelly Named Executive VP and COO; Fred Morganthall retires

EVP of Retail Operations Fred Morganthall to Retire; EVP of Merchandising Mike Donnelly Named EVP and COO CINCINNATI, 2017-Oct-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced its executive leadership team to support the company’s Restock Kroger Plan. “Kroger is fortunate to have a leadership team that combines deep experience with creative new […]

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, […]