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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

APhA teams with Kroger, Solera to prevent diabetes

APhA teams with Kroger, Solera to prevent diabetes

WASHINGTON — The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation has partnered with The Kroger Co. and Solera Health for a program to help reduce the incidence of diabetes through community pharmacies. Under the project, called “Project IMPACT: Diabetes Prevention,” the APhA Foundation was selected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to build infrastructure

Kroger promotes Mike Donnelly to COO

Kroger promotes Mike Donnelly to COO

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. has named Mike Donnelly as executive vice president and chief operating officer. The supermarket giant said Tuesday that Donnelly, currently executive vice president of merchandising, will start in the new post on Nov. 1. In the role, he will assume responsibility for both operations and merchandising. Donnelly succeeds Fred Morganthall, who

Industry does its part as another natural disaster hits

NEW YORK — Community pharmacy operators continue to respond to an unprecedented string of natural disasters across the United States. CVS Pharmacy, Walgreens, Rite Aid Corp., Discount Drug Mart, Albertsons Cos., Kroger Co. and Walmart are among the community pharmacy operators contributing funds and other assistance. The Albertsons Cos. Foundation organized an in-store fund-raiser to

Recovery from Hurricane Harvey begins

Recovery from Hurricane Harvey begins

ARLINGTON, Va. — Though Hurricane Harvey has dissipated, it has left many in the Greater Houston area as well as parts of southwestern Louisiana reeling in its aftermath. From initial estimates it appears Harvey’s economic impact will be every bit as staggering as its winds were. Financial analysis firm Moody’s Analytics tallies the costs of

Hurricane Harvey forces store closures

Hurricane Harvey forces store closures

HOUSTON — Along with residents, retailers in southeast Texas were pounded by Hurricane Harvey as the storm drenched the region with historical levels of rainfall. The hurricane, which hit the Texas Gulf Coast on Friday and has since been downgraded to a tropical storm, caused massive flooding throughout the region and forced hundreds of pharmacies

Walmart, Kroger part of major food safety project

Walmart, Kroger part of major food safety project

ARMONK, N.Y. — Walmart and Kroger Co., two of the nation’s biggest retailers, are participating in a major blockchain collaboration with IBM Corp. and food companies to bolster consumer confidence in the global food system. IBM said Tuesday that is working with the consortium — also including Dole, Driscoll’s, Golden State Foods, McCormick and Co.,