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Kroger Family of Companies announces Hero Bonus, other safety measures

Kroger Family of Companies announces Hero Bonus, other safety measures

CINCINNATI — The Kroger Family of Companies announced Wednesday that it will provide all hourly frontline grocery, supply chain, manufacturing, pharmacy and call center associates with a Hero Bonus – a $2 premium above their standard base rate of pay, applied to hours worked March 29 through April 18. The premium will be disbursed weekly to ensure

Kroger Co. provides new career opportunities to 23,500 workers

Kroger Co. provides new career opportunities to 23,500 workers

CINCINNATI — The Kroger Family of Companies announced Friday it has recently provided new career opportunities to more than 23,500 workers nationwide, including those from the hardest-hit sectors like restaurants, hotels and food service distributors. Kroger plans to hire an additional 20,000 workers over the next several weeks to help it to continue to provide

Kroger posts strong Q4 results

Kroger posts strong Q4 results

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. posted solid fourth-quarter results on Thursday, with sales fueled by its private-label offerings and its expanded online pickup and delivery capabilities. Same-store sales (excluding gasoline) increased 2% from the comparable period a year earlier. Fourth-quarter digital sales increased 22%. Full-year comps were also up 2%, and digital sales increased 29%. Total

Kroger’s Rodney McMullen named to AHA CEO Roundtable

Kroger’s Rodney McMullen named to AHA CEO Roundtable

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. announced that Rodney McMullen, Kroger’s chairman and CEO, has been appointed to the American Heart Association (AHA) CEO Roundtable. McMullen joins more than 40 CEOs who are committed to improving the health and well-being of their employees and communities. “Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., directly

Kroger and Walgreens form purchasing group

Kroger and Walgreens form purchasing group

CINCINNATI — Building on a unique collaboration that first brought together Kroger Co.’s food and grocery experience with Walgreens’ expertise in health and beauty, the companies have formed a new group purchasing organization (GPO) aimed at delivering purchasing efficiencies, lower costs and combined resources to help drive further innovation. The new joint venture will be

Kroger and Cardinal Health Foundation to host drug take back events

Kroger and Cardinal Health Foundation to host drug take back events

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co.  and the Cardinal Health Foundation Tuesday announced the organizations are again partnering to host drug take back events at 235 Kroger family of pharmacies locations across 25 states from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (local time) on Saturday, October 26—the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s 18th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. “Kroger

Walgreens, Kroger to stop selling e-cigarettes

Walgreens, Kroger to stop selling e-cigarettes

NEW YORK — Walgreens and Kroger Co. both announced in separate statements on Monday, that they will stop selling e-cigarettes at their stores, amid heightened regulatory scrutiny of the product and reports of lung disease and some deaths linked to vaping. “We have made the decision to stop selling e-cigarette products at our stores nationwide

Flu shots available nationwide at Kroger pharmacies and The Little Clinic

Flu shots available nationwide at Kroger pharmacies and The Little Clinic

CINCINNATI —  Kroger Co. is offering flu shots at more than 2,100 pharmacy locations nationwide and 225 The Little Clinic. Flu shots are available for ages two and up, and high-dose flu shots are available for ages 65 and older. Kroger Family of Pharmacies welcome walk-ins, and all flu shots are administered by certified pharmacists or The

Retailers take action following gun violence

Retailers take action following gun violence

NEW YORK — With mass shootings becoming an all too frequent occurrence in American life, the debate over gun control continues to be a hot-button topic for the nation. As many politicians, including presidential candidates, as well as a growing number of citizens, call for tighter gun control measures, many retailers are adhering to the

CVS, Walgreens join list of retailers asking customers not to openly carry guns in stores

CVS, Walgreens join list of retailers asking customers not to openly carry guns in stores

NEW YORK — Walgreens and CVS have joined a growing list of retailers requesting customers not to bring guns into their stores. Both companies, as well as Wegmans Food Markets, announced that they were changing their policies on Thursday — two days after Walmart and Kroger joined the national gun debate by asking shoppers not

Kroger, Walgreens to expand pilot to Knoxville

Kroger, Walgreens to expand pilot to Knoxville

CINCINNATI – Building on an exploratory pilot that rolled out last October, Kroger Co. and Walgreens announced Monday the introduction of a new test area for the retailers, featuring the expansion of Kroger Express and Kroger Pickup at select Walgreens stores as well as the launch of Walgreens’ owned-brand health and beauty products in 17

Kroger reduced food waste footprint in supermarkets by 9% in 2018

Kroger reduced food waste footprint in supermarkets by 9% in 2018

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. announced Monday  the company’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste efforts reduced its supermarket food waste footprint – the overall food waste it produced – by 9% in 2018, creating measurable improvements in its retail operations and more environmentally-conscious associates. Kroger’s progress was outlined in its 2019 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report,

Kroger to pilot Print Mates photo kiosks in Atlanta stores

Kroger to pilot Print Mates photo kiosks in Atlanta stores

SAN DIEGO —  Generation Next Franchise Brands announced Tuesday a pilot with Kroger Co.’s Atlanta Division for Generation Next’s subsidiary, Print Mates digital photo printing kiosks. The pilot phase will measure consumer engagement and response to the Print Mates kiosks, designed to reinvent the premium-quality photo printing experience by making it fast, fun, and inexpensive

Veritas Farms CBD expands Kroger partnership

Veritas Farms CBD expands Kroger partnership

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Veritas Farms announced that it is expanding its distribution partnership with Kroger Family of Stores into five new states and adding additional stores in existing states. The additional distribution extends the already sizable partnership to five new states, including Texas, Virginia, Georgia, Montana, and Utah and totaling more than 400 new

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