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Kroger, Ocado break ground on high-tech customer fulfillment center

Kroger, Ocado break ground on high-tech customer fulfillment center

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. and Ocado Wednesday broke ground on America’s first customer fulfillment center (CFC). “Kroger is incredibly excited to reach this meaningful milestone in our Restock Kroger vision to serve America through food inspiration and uplift,” said Rodney McMullen, Kroger’s chairman and chief executive officer “Our partnership with Ocado will introduce transformative ecommerce, fulfillment

Kroger Health offering free blood glucose screenings

Kroger Health offering free blood glucose screenings

CINCINNATI — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 84 million adults in the U.S. have prediabetes, yet the majority are unaware due to the lack of specific symptoms. Kroger Health, the healthcare arm of Kroger Co., is leading a nationwide effort to prevent diabetes by offering free blood glucose screenings and

Kroger, Ocado name location of second high-tech fulfillment center

Kroger, Ocado name location of second high-tech fulfillment center

GROVELAND, Fla. — Kroger Co. and Ocado Tuesday announced Groveland, Lake County, Florida, as the second location for one of their Customer Fulfillment Centers (CFC). “Kroger is incredibly excited to construct one of our industry-leading Customer Fulfillment Centers in Groveland, Fla.—a city west of Orlando—through our relationship with Ocado,” said Alex Tosolini, Kroger’s senior vice president of

Kroger and Inmar finalize strategic relationship

Kroger and Inmar finalize strategic relationship

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – This week Inmar and Kroger Co. announced the completion of Inmar’s acquisition of You Technology, a digital coupon and digital rebate publishing platform, from Kroger and the finalization of Inmar’s long-term service agreement to provide digital coupon services to the Kroger family of stores. Kroger’s sale of YouTech to Inmar was for total

Kroger and Home Chef expand nationwide retail rollout

Kroger and Home Chef expand nationwide retail rollout

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co.  and Home Chef announced Wednesday the introduction of retail meal kits to new cities, bringing the weekly rotating meal solution to 500 additional Kroger Family of Stores across the country. Additionally, homechef.com has launched a customizable meal kit feature for online orders, allowing customers to have more flexibility in deciding what’s for

Kroger announces technology leadership succession plan

Kroger announces technology leadership succession plan

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. announced its technology leadership succession plans in support of Restock Kroger. Christopher Hjelm, executive vice president and chief information officer, will be succeeded by Yael Cosset, Kroger’s chief digital officer, effective May 1, 2019. Hjelm will remain executive vice president, reporting to chairman and chief executive officer Rodney McMullen, until his retirement on August

Kroger’s McMullen makes five key predictions for the future of retail at NRF

Kroger’s McMullen makes five key predictions for the future of retail at NRF

NEW YORK — Kroger Co. chairman and chief executive officer Rodney McMullen provided his outlook on the future of retail at the NRF 2019: Retail’s Big Show here during a dynamic keynote presentation themed Restocking the future: Kroger’s insatiable appetite to play and win the long game. CNBC “Squawk on the Street” and “Closing Bell” Anchor Sara Eisen moderated

Kroger and Microsoft team to redefine the customer experience

Kroger and Microsoft team to redefine the customer experience

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. and Microsoft Corp. today announced a collaboration to redefine the customer experience using Kroger Technology products powered by Microsoft Azure, the retailer’s preferred cloud platform for Retail as a Service (RaaS). Through this innovative partnership, Kroger will pilot a connected store experience and together with Microsoft, jointly market a commercial RaaS product to

Nuro and Kroger launch unmanned delivery service

Nuro and Kroger launch unmanned delivery service

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Nuro and Kroger Co. today announced the launch of the first-ever unmanned delivery service available to the general public. Since August, the companies have operated a self-driving grocery delivery service in Scottsdale, Ariz. with an autonomous Prius fleet accompanied by vehicle operators. The autonomous vehicles have completed nearly one thousand deliveries to the

Kroger, Inmar announce strategic relationship

Kroger, Inmar announce strategic relationship

CINCINNATI — Inmar and Kroger Co. have launched a new strategic relationship to drive innovation in digital offer management. The relationship includes the sale to Inmar of You Technology, a digital coupon and digital rebate publishing unit owned by Kroger, in conjunction with a long-term services agreement with Inmar for the continued delivery of digital offer management services

Kroger buying part of Shopko’s pharmacy business

Kroger buying part of Shopko’s pharmacy business

GREEN BAY, Wis. — According to various published reports, Kroger Co. has acquired a portion of Shopko’s pharmacy business, according to a spokesperson for Kroger-owned Roundy’s stores. The transaction impacts 42 Shopko pharmacy locations. Twenty-five of those Shopko pharmacies are located in Wisconsin. “I think it’s not all that surprising that Shopko is looking to change

Kroger and GoodRx launch the Kroger Rx Savings Club

Kroger and GoodRx launch the Kroger Rx Savings Club

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. announced today the launch of its Rx Savings Club, a new program designed to significantly reduce the cost of prescription drugs for customers across the country, adding to the retailer’s Wellness Your Way platform. The program was developed in partnership with GoodRx. The Kroger Rx Savings Club provides customers with exclusive access