Kroger news

17 May 2018
UK-based Online grocer Ocado has announced its fifth international deal, with US grocery retailer Kroger. Under the terms of the agreement, Ocado's technology will be used in the US exclusively by Kroger, with the US firm also increasing its investment in the company by five percent. This will bring its investment in Ocado to more than six percent.  Identifying up to 20 sites for development ...
19 April 2018
Lucky's Market, a specialist grocery chain that created a strategic partnership with Kroger in 2016, will look to almost double its store numbers over the next two years. Expansion plans  Lucky's, a farmers market style grocery chain, currently operates 28 stores but has announced plans to increase this to more than 40 over the next 18-24 months. It has signed leases for 20 new stores and i...
09 April 2018
We look at how the on-demand shopping platform has crafted a range of new deals this year, enabling several retailers to enter, or extend their presence, in the grocery ecommerce channel. Spurred on by Amazon Whole Foods Market deal Founded in 2012, Instacart has become the leading on-demand delivery platform for grocery ecommerce in North America. Having partnered with Whole Foods Market t...
09 March 2018
Following the launch of its new strategic plan, Restock Kroger, Kroger has seen its same store full year sales grow by 0.7% (excluding fuel). Strong momentum in sales growth Q4 same store sales were up 1.5% (excl fuel), with departments including meat, seafood, deli and produce outperforming in the quarter.  Total sales for the year hit $122.7bn, up from $115.3bn in 2016, with Kroger seeing...
21 February 2018
Kroger has opened a culinary innovation centre in Cincinnati, Ohio, close to its headquarters. Enhancing its research capabilities The new centre has a commercial kitchen, where Kroger can experiment with new products and ideas in response to evolving consumer trends. The new facility is 12,000 sq ft and aims to create a fun, modern environment. It is a space for the culinary team to innova...
05 February 2018
British-based gas station operator, Euro Garages is to acquire the convenience retailing operations of major US grocery retailer Kroger, in a deal worth $2.15bn.  The sale by Kroger completes a significant step in its new strategic plan to focus future development in the online channel.  For Euro Garages the acquisition represents a big first step into the US, and further move in the rapid int...
02 February 2018
In the run-up to the Super Bowl, we review the promotional campaigns of grocery retailers across various channels in the US. The trading opportunity For many grocery retailers in the US, Sunday is the busiest trading day of the week during the regular season. Building on this, the Super Bowl is a major sales event, with most focusing on the snacking and party-food opportunity. This extends ac...
01 February 2018
As customers increasingly look for seamless shopping experiences, Kroger will be expanding its shopping technology, Scan, Bag, Go to 400 stores by the end of 2018. Innovative technology The Scan, Bag, Go technology works by allowing customers to use a wireless scanner or an app on their phone to scan products as they shop. The initiative has been trialled in 20 stores and currently requires...
19 January 2018
Kroger is rolling out a new technology which could revolutionise how customers shop. Kroger edge The new technology is called Kroger Edge and is a digital shelf edge display which shows pricing, nutritional information, video ads and coupons for products. Kroger plans to roll it out to 200 stores by the end of 2018, replacing paper price tags on shelf edges. Currently the technology is only...
04 January 2018
Kroger's natural and organic range, Simple Truth, is being expanded further. Increasing focus on health Simple Truth is Kroger's health focused private label range, offering natural and organic products at an affordable price. The range was launched in 2012 and has been expanded to cover a variety of categories including grocery, produce, bakery, deli, baby and household products. Products ...