Kroger news

19 August 2019
Following the launch of a pilot programme, Kroger Express, last October, Kroger and Walgreens are expanding their strategic partnership. In a major development, this will include offering some of Walgreens’ health and beauty ranges at Kroger’s stores. Is marriage the next step in the relationship? Multi-faceted trading retail partnership Last year, Kroger and Walgreens launched a new stor...
16 August 2019
We look at how Kroger is using one of the fastest-growing social media apps to reach younger shoppers with its back-to-school promotion. Reaching Gen Z TikTok has emerged as one of the fastest growing apps in the US, with a new platform launched last year following the merger with musical.ly. As the international version of the Chinese short-form video app, Douyin, it’s similar to Snapchat ...
05 August 2019
We look at Home Chef’s plans to triple the size of its operations as the meal kit company continues to grow its product offer. Expanding product ranges and reach Kroger acquired Home Chef in a $200m deal last year. Although the retailer had developed its own range of in-house kits, Prep & Pared, the acquisition has enabled Kroger to accelerate its progress and expand its product range. Sinc...
18 July 2019
Kroger’s data-science division, 84.51°, has launched a new analytics solution to help branded suppliers better position their products with consumers, in-store and online. Single view of in-store and online performance The new tool, Stratum, has been developed to help Kroger’s branded suppliers gain new insights into product performance. Given Kroger’s broad reach, Stratum will be fuelled w...
18 July 2019
We look at some of the latest ecommerce initiatives in the US as retailers develop alternative fulfilment models. Store fulfillment: Ahold Delhaize’s Giant Food rolling out grocery pickup With many of the leading US grocery retailers focusing on developing their delivery capabilities last year, store-based pickup has become a growing focus this year. This month, Ahold Delhaize’s Giant Food ...
01 July 2019
As part of its plans to develop a flagship store in Cincinnati, Kroger’s new concept will feature a food hall incorporating its own, and external foodservice brands. Downtown store to tap into different meal occasions The 45,000 sq ft store is scheduled to open in September and will be more than twice the size of its existing store in the downtown area. The central element of the store, whi...
20 June 2019
We review Kroger’s first quarter results and the factors driving growth at the world’s second largest food retail business. Identical store sales behind expectations Kroger’s first quarter sales fell by 1.2% to $37.3bn, reflecting the divestment of its convenience business last year. Total sales, excluding fuel and the impact of selling the convenience store business, increased 2.0%. Identi...
21 May 2019
Kroger and Loop, the circular ecommerce platform developed by TerraCycle, have formed an exclusive grocery retail partnership agreement in the US. Designed to reduce reliance on single-use packaging The launch of Loop was announced earlier this year. International recycling company TerraCycle initially partnered with a group of 25 leading consumer product companies including Unilever, Pro...
15 May 2019
Kroger is partnering with Lindsay Goldberg, a private investment firm, to develop a new platform to identify, invest and help grow the next generation of leading consumer brands. Supporting Kroger’s alternative profit streams model The two companies will create a new entity, PearlRock Partners, which will sit within Kroger’s alternative profit streams portfolio. PearlRock will be one of the...
07 May 2019
Kroger has launched a new range of meal solutions through its partnership with Home Chef, the meal kits business it acquired last year. Three new Home Chef branded ranges The new ranges build on the existing Home Chef and Home Chef Express products. They include ready-to-cook meals, heat and eat meals and lunch kits. The development of these three new ranges follows on from the introduction...