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Merger will enhance Kroger’s clout in Rx

Merger will enhance Kroger’s clout in Rx

Much attention has been paid to the impact on the grocery market of Kroger’s proposed $24.6 billion acquisition of Albertsons Cos. If the deal passes muster with antitrust regulators, it will significantly strengthen Kroger’s position as the second-largest seller of food and related products in the United States. The importance of that development, however, shouldn’t

Kroger, Albertsons confirm merger plans

Kroger, Albertsons confirm merger plans

CINCINNATI  — Kroger Co. and Albertsons Cos. on Friday confirmed that they planned to merge, formally announcing a $25 billion deal that would combine the nation’s two largest supermarket operators into a single company that operates 4,996 stores, 66 distribution centers, 52 manufacturing plants, 3,972 pharmacies and 2,015 fuel centers. The combined company will operate

Kroger reportedly seeking to buy Albertsons

Kroger reportedly seeking to buy Albertsons

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. is seeking to acquire Albertsons Cos. and could announce a deal this week, according to published reports. Kroger is the nation’s top traditional grocery store operator, with almost 2,800 food stores operating under about 20 different banners, including Kroger, Ralphs, Dillons, Smith’s, King Soopers, Fry’s, QFC, City Market, Owen’s, Jay C,

Kroger joins White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health

Kroger joins White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health

CINCINNATI — Kroger outlined new efforts in its quest to fight hunger and create healthier communities during the Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health convened by President Joe Biden. Kroger chairman and CEO Rodney McMullen participated in the Conference aimed at ending hunger and increasing healthy eating and physical activity among Americans. “We are proud to

Kroger announces second year of Go Fresh & Local Supplier Accelerator

Kroger announces second year of Go Fresh & Local Supplier Accelerator

CINCINNATI — The Kroger Co. announced the second year of its groundbreaking Go Fresh & Local Supplier Accelerator, a program designed to enhance and accelerate the selection of local items sold in the Kroger Family of Companies. The program provides a pathway to entry for local businesses of all sizes by allowing American-based growers and

Kroger expands fulfillment network

Kroger expands fulfillment network

CINCINNATI — Kroger announced at its 2022 Business Update in Orlando Friday that it will offer more Americans delivery through the addition of spoke facilities in Austin and San Antonio, Texas and Birmingham, Ala. powered by the Kroger Fulfillment Network and Ocado Group. As a continuation of Kroger’s successful entry into Florida in 2021 without physical stores, the new Texas and Alabama facilities will serve

Kroger hosting business update event

Kroger hosting business update event

CINCINNATI — The Kroger Co. is hosting a 2022 Business Update Friday in Orlando, Fla., where management will provide an update on the company’s strategy of Leading with Fresh and Accelerating with Digital. Following the event, Kroger will host an in-person tour of the company’s Customer Fulfillment Center powered by Ocado, located in Groveland, Fla. “As

Kroger’s Q4 results beat expectations

Kroger’s Q4 results beat expectations

CINCINNATI — Kroger delivered fourth-quarter results that topped expectations, with a total 3.7% sales gain (excluding fuel). Identical Sales without fuel increased 4.0%, exceeding expectations for a 2.84% rise, and were up 14.6% on a two-year stack basis. Digital sales on a two-year stack grew 105%. Adjusted earnings per share of $0.91 also beat expectations.

Level Select partners with Kroger

Level Select partners with Kroger

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – Level Select has announced a broad-based distribution partnership with select Kroger stores nationally spanning over 1,200 locations. Level Select’s renowned relief and recovery CBD topicals will now be available in the largest grocery retail chain in the U.S., providing convenient access to quality CBD products at retail prices that consumers can

Kroger announces 10 food trend predictions for 2022

Kroger announces 10 food trend predictions for 2022

CINCINNATI — Kroger announced its 2022 Food Trends Report, which predicts emerging food trends, consumer behaviors and popular items for the year ahead. This fourth-annual report centers on the continued dominance of at-home meals, powered by convenience, affordability, social gatherings, and the desire for sustainable and nutrient-rich food items. Kroger’s 2022 Food Trends Report is

Kroger Delivery expands with new fulfillment centers

Kroger Delivery expands with new fulfillment centers

CINCINNATI – Kroger said Tuesday that it will offer more customers Kroger Delivery through the addition of new Kroger fulfillment centers powered by the Ocado Group, combining vertical integration, machine learning, and robotics to provide an affordable, friendly, and fast fresh food delivery service. “Kroger Delivery is a thriving part of our dynamic ecosystem and

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