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Rodney McMullen

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

The Kroger Family of Companies provides new career opportunities to 100,000 workers

The Kroger Family of Companies provides new career opportunities to 100,000 workers

CINCINNATI — The Kroger Family of Companies has hired more than 100,000 workers in the past eight weeks, including those from the hardest-hit sectors like restaurants, hotels and food service distributors. Prior to the crisis, Kroger’s workforce topped 460,000 associates and recent hiring efforts have helped the retailer to provide continuous access to fresh, affordable food

Pharmacy front and center at the White House and in service to nation with other health care heroes

Pharmacy front and center at the White House and in service to nation with other health care heroes

WASHINGTON – At the White House yesterday, NACDS chairman of the board Richard Ashworth, president of Walgreens, lauded the dedication and professionalism of pharmacists serving in communities throughout the nation. Remarks of Ashworth and of the leaders of four other NACDS member companies signaled ongoing expansion of COVID-19 testing through public-private partnerships, and were delivered

Kroger Family of Companies announces Hero Bonus, other safety measures

Kroger Family of Companies announces Hero Bonus, other safety measures

CINCINNATI — The Kroger Family of Companies announced Wednesday that it will provide all hourly frontline grocery, supply chain, manufacturing, pharmacy and call center associates with a Hero Bonus – a $2 premium above their standard base rate of pay, applied to hours worked March 29 through April 18. The premium will be disbursed weekly to ensure

Kroger posts strong Q4 results

Kroger posts strong Q4 results

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. posted solid fourth-quarter results on Thursday, with sales fueled by its private-label offerings and its expanded online pickup and delivery capabilities. Same-store sales (excluding gasoline) increased 2% from the comparable period a year earlier. Fourth-quarter digital sales increased 22%. Full-year comps were also up 2%, and digital sales increased 29%. Total

Kroger’s Rodney McMullen named to AHA CEO Roundtable

Kroger’s Rodney McMullen named to AHA CEO Roundtable

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. announced that Rodney McMullen, Kroger’s chairman and CEO, has been appointed to the American Heart Association (AHA) CEO Roundtable. McMullen joins more than 40 CEOs who are committed to improving the health and well-being of their employees and communities. “Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., directly

Kroger reduced food waste footprint in supermarkets by 9% in 2018

Kroger reduced food waste footprint in supermarkets by 9% in 2018

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. announced Monday  the company’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste efforts reduced its supermarket food waste footprint – the overall food waste it produced – by 9% in 2018, creating measurable improvements in its retail operations and more environmentally-conscious associates. Kroger’s progress was outlined in its 2019 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report,

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 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