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Kroger to offer free cholesterol screenings during American Heart Month

Kroger to offer free cholesterol screenings during American Heart Month

CINCINNATI — Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Each minute, more than one person in the United States dies from a heart disease-related event. Heart disease can be prevented with a healthy diet and physical activity. However, people with high cholesterol often exhibit no symptoms. Many times, screenings are the only way to

Walgreens earnings beat Wall Street projections

Walgreens earnings beat Wall Street projections

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) on Thursday reported first quarter double-digit earnings growth for fiscal 2019 that beat analysts’ expectations, while revenue fell short of forecasts. The retailer’s revenue was $33.79 billion. “We are pleased to have delivered double-digit percentage growth in earnings per share in the first quarter, including solid results in

Hallmark names former Kroger CEO David Dillon to board

Hallmark names former Kroger CEO David Dillon to board

KANSAS CITY — David Dillon, retired chairman and chief executive officer of Kroger Co. and current chairman of the University of Kansas Endowment Board of Trustees has been elected to the board of directors of Hallmark Cards, Inc. “Dave’s long-tenured experience in retail and his understanding of traditional stores and the evolution of online shopping are

A look into Walgreens and Kroger’s partnership

A look into Walgreens and Kroger’s partnership

The recent partnership of Kroger and Walgreens caught many industry experts off guard largely because the agreement goes against conventional wisdom of maximizing competitive advantages. With this partnership, Walgreens seems to have diminished its convenience advantage by allowing Kroger to leverage it for their own customer pickups. And Kroger seems to be compromising the exclusiveness

Kroger working with Cardinal Health on drug take-back events

Kroger working with Cardinal Health on drug take-back events

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. is teaming up with Cardinal Health to host drug take-back events at more than 200 Kroger locations in 13 states. The events will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. local time on Saturday, October 27. These events are being held in conjunction with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription

Wellness festival slated by Kroger

Wellness festival slated by Kroger

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. is promoting its new Wellness Your Way platform, which encourages shoppers to adopt a more holistic approach to health, with a three-and-a-half-day music, education and wellness festival here in October. “Kroger is excited to present the first Wellness Your Way Festival in America in our hometown,” said Colleen Lindholz, president of

The Little Clinic earns gold seal of approval for retail health care

The Little Clinic earns gold seal of approval for retail health care

CINCINNATI — The Little Clinic, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Kroger Co. and a key cornerstone of Kroger Health’s nationwide health care assets, announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval  for Retail Health Care. Having demonstrated continuous compliance with the Commission’s nationally recognized standards, The Little Clinic has now been awarded this accreditation

Kroger inks exclusive deal with Ocado

Kroger inks exclusive deal with Ocado

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. has upped its investment in U.K. digital grocer Ocado as part of an exclusive agreement that will bring Ocado’s automated fulfillment network to the United States to bolster Kroger’s home delivery ­capabilities. Kroger currently offers a click-and-collect system at more than 1,000 stores, and it has partnered with Instacart and other

Kroger joins with Ocado for e-commerce offering

Kroger joins with Ocado for e-commerce offering

CINCINNATI — Answering Amazon.com’s encroachment on the retail food business, Kroger Co.  has inked a deal with online British supermarket Ocado to accelerate the American grocer’s e-commerce offering. The alliance will mark the U.S. debut of the technology underpinnings of the Ocado Smart Platform, which includes online ordering, automated fulfillment and home delivery capabilities. As

IRI 2018 Summit wrap up: Staying one step ahead

IRI 2018 Summit wrap up: Staying one step ahead

LAS VEGAS — The IRI 2018 Growth Summit wrapped up this week at the Wynn Las Vegas. The three-day conference (April 16-18) brought together leaders from the world’s top CPG manufacturers, retailers and media agencies, as well as IRI’s extensive partner ecosystem.  The theme of this year’s meeting was 1 Step Ahead and providing attendees

Kroger announces plans to combat opioid abuse

Kroger announces plans to combat opioid abuse

CINCINNATI — The Kroger Co. Family of Pharmacies reported that it is taking several steps as part of a comprehensive commitment to help communities combat the nationwide opioid epidemic. Kroger currently stocks naloxone, an opioid overdose-reversing drug, in its 2,300 pharmacies across 35 states and the District of Columbia with more than 1,900 of those

Kroger to sell convenience stores for $2.15 billion

Kroger to sell convenience stores for $2.15 billion

CINCINNATI — Several months after putting its convenience store business on the block, The Kroger Co. has landed a $2.15 billion deal to sell the unit to EG Group, a United Kingdom-based fuel station convenience store retailer. Kroger said Monday that the companies expect to finalize the transaction in its fiscal first quarter, pending regulatory approval and

Kroger pharmacies in N.C. now Pharmacist eCare-ready

Kroger pharmacies in N.C. now Pharmacist eCare-ready

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. and health technology provider AssureCare have achieved Level III capability from Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) for the Pharmacist eCare Plan initiative. The companies said Monday that Kroger pharmacies in North Carolina using AssureCare’s MedCompass solution can now share care plans electronically, support care coordination, and actively participate with CCNC and its patient-centered medical home and

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