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Rodney McMullen

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

Kroger’s Q2 results top expectations

Kroger’s Q2 results top expectations

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

Kroger unveils 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance report

Kroger unveils 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance report

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

Kroger hosting Investor Day

Kroger hosting Investor Day

CINCINNATI —  The Kroger Co. will host a virtual 2021 Investor Day today to provide an update on the company’s strategic initiatives and plans to deliver strong and sustainable total shareholder return of 8% – 11%. “Kroger continues to deliver for customers through our seamless ecosystem and relentless focus on freshness, value and convenience,” said

Kroger posts strong fourth quarter results

Kroger posts strong fourth quarter results

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

Kroger continues to support disaster response to uplift communities affected by Texas winter storm

Kroger continues to support disaster response to uplift communities affected by Texas winter storm

DALLAS — Kroger continues to provide aid to areas impacted by the historic winter storm in Texas, including issuing $270,000 in Helping Hands emergency grants to more than 500 associates, partnering with the City of Dallas and City of Houston and supplying drinkable water to local communities and not-for-profit organizations like Harvest Project Food Rescue, Houston Food Bank, Montgomery Food Bank and The Wilkinson Center.

Kroger reports 10.9% comp sales gain in Q3

Kroger reports 10.9% comp sales gain in Q3

CINCINNATI — Kroger reported third quarter comparable store sales growth that beat Wall Street expectations, increasing 10.9% (excluding fuel). Digital sales grew by 108%. The retailer’s earnings also topped expectations. Kroger earnings for the three months ended November 7 were $631 million, or 80 cents per share. That compares to $263 million, or 32 cents

Restock Kroger is making successful transformation

Restock Kroger is making successful transformation

CINCINNATI — Restock Kroger is delivering cost savings, improved shareholder returns, and a stronger competitive position, the retailer said Tuesday. “Through the Restock Kroger framework and intensity around operational excellence, we are achieving cost savings of over $1 billion each year and are investing savings back into the business with an emphasis on the customer

Kroger announces diversity, equity and inclusion plan

Kroger announces diversity, equity and inclusion plan

CINCINNATI — The Kroger Co. announced its Framework for Action: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion plan, featuring both immediate and longer-term steps developed in collaboration with associates and leaders to accelerate and promote greater change in the workplace and in the communities the organization serves. “As America’s grocer, Kroger is driven to bring Americans together as an employer,

Kroger announces new SVP of supply chain

Kroger announces new SVP of supply chain

CINCINNATI — The Kroger Co. announced the retirement of Robert Clark, senior vice president of supply chain, manufacturing and enterprise sourcing, after more than 35 years of service, effective February 1, 2021. Clark will be succeeded by Gabriel Arreaga, who is joining The Kroger Co. as senior vice president of supply chain, starting October 1. “We thank Robert

Kroger reports strong Q2 earnings

Kroger reports strong Q2 earnings

CINCINNATI – The Kroger Co. reported fiscal second-quarter sales jumped 13.9% to $30.5 billion, a second consecutive double-digit gain as shoppers continue to eat at home during the coronavirus pandemic. Kroger’s digital business was again a standout in the quarter ended August 15, with online sales increasing 127%. Same-store sales, excluding fuel, increased 14.6% in

Kroger CEO shares reopening plan at White House

Kroger CEO shares reopening plan at White House

WASHINGTON — Kroger Co. chief executive officer Rodney McMullen shared his company’s vision for safely reopening the country’s businesses during a recent meeting with President Trump. McCullen and six other business leaders participated in the “Opening Up America Again” event that was held on Friday in the White House State Dining Room. Rodney McMullen at

Kroger announces $130 million thank you pay for associates

Kroger announces $130 million thank you pay for associates

CINCINNATI — The Kroger Co. Family of Companies announced Friday that it will provide a special Thank You Pay to hourly frontline grocery, supply chain, manufacturing, pharmacy and call center associates to acknowledge their dedication to maintaining safe, clean and stocked stores. “Our associates have been instrumental in feeding America while also helping to flatten

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