CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. posted second-quarter results that beat forecasts. Identical store sales (excluding fuel) declined 0.6% but increased 14.0% on a two-year stack basis. The two-year stack for digital sales grew 114%. The company also said that its alternative profit business continued its strong growth, tracking toward the high end of annual expectations. “Our
CINCINNATI — The Kroger Co. released on Wednesday its 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report, sharing its new long-term ESG strategy and framework to benefit people and the planet, and to help create a more resilient, equitable food system for tomorrow. “As a grocery retailer, Kroger is committed to advancing positive impacts for people
CINCINNATI – The Kroger Co. is investing in the development of its nearly 500,000 associates through Fresh Start, a new personalized training initiative launched with Axonify Inc., a Waterloo, Ontario-based provider of training for frontline employees. Fresh Start aims to support greater associate engagement and retention, according to a joint statement from Kroger and Axonify.
CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. has promoted Rob Quast to head of investor relations. t “Rob is a seasoned financial professional and respected leader within Kroger,” said Gary Millerchip, Kroger’s chief financial officer. “Rob’s experience will be invaluable as we continue to share our strategy for delivering strong and sustainable total shareholder returns with our investment community.” Quast joined Kroger
CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. has tapped Valerie Jabbar, currently group vice president of center store merchandising, to succeed Steve McKinney as senior vice president of retail divisions. McKinney is set to retire, effective August 7, after more than 40 years with Kroger. McKinney began his career with with the retailer in 1981, taking a job
CINCINNATI — Inclusion Companies in partnership with The Kroger Co. has announced plans to host The Wellness Experience by Kroger and co-founder and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Jewel. The third annual wellness festival will take place August 20-21, 2021 at The Banks in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. The Wellness Experience by Kroger is one of the largest wellness and entertainment events in the Midwest region.
CINCINNATI — The Kroger Co. said Monday it will pilot the delivery of groceries by autonomous drones this spring in Centerville, Ohio. “Kroger’s new drone delivery pilot is part of the evolution of our rapidly growing and innovative e-commerce business – which includes pickup, delivery, and ship and reached more than $10 billion in sales in 2020,”
CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. announced on Thursday the expansion of its Simple Truth Recycling Program – offering customers a free and easy way to recycle flexible plastic packaging – to include all private-label brands, including Private Selection, Kroger Brand, Comforts, Luvsome, Abound, and more. The newly expanded Kroger Our Brands Recycling Program is the first program
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
CINCINNATI —The Kroger Co. will provide a one-time payment of $100 to all associates who receive the full manufacturer-recommended doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. In addition to the new vaccine payment, the company also announced an additional $50 millioninvestment to thank and reward associates across its 35-state footprint, including a $100 store credit and 1,000 fuel points for hourly
CINCINNATI — The Kroger Co. Foundation on Monday announced the recipients of its Racial Equity Fund Build It Together grant challenge, an initiative that will award $3 million in grants to support efforts to help build more equitable, inclusive communities. Kroger said the initiative reflects a key focus from the Framework for Action: Diversity, Equity
LOS ANGELES — Ralphs, a division of The Kroger Co., has announced that it has obtained a supply of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and has begun administering vaccinations to its pharmacists and ancillary pharmacy staff as well as other health care providers at its 50 pharmacies in Los Angeles and Riverside Counties. There is no cost for the vaccinations.
CINCINNATI — Colleen Lindholz and her team are continuing to lead initiatives and create innovative programs to help people live happier, healthier lives. As the president of Kroger Health, the health care division of Kroger Co., she heads up a group of 22,000 health care professionals. Together they provide health and wellness solutions to more
CINCINNATI — In September 2017, The Kroger Co. announced the launch of Zero Hunger | Zero Waste, the company’s bold social impact plan aimed at ending hunger in the communities it calls home and eliminating waste across the company by 2025. Three years later, Americans are more conscious of food waste than ever before. A recent national survey