Kroger news

26 September 2019
Kroger has opened a 52,000 sq. ft store in downtown Cincinnati, which features a 7,000 sq. ft dedicated food hall on the second floor, seating up to 200. Source: Kroger Culinary hub The food hall is named On the Rhine Eatery and features several third-party restaurants, as well as Kroger's own restaurant concept, 1883. This is the second 1883 location and it includes a large outdoor...
13 September 2019
Halfway through its Restock Kroger plan, we review Kroger's second quarter results and the latest initiatives to drive growth. Restock Kroger making progress Kroger's strategic three year plan to reposition and strengthen the core business continues to make progress in its second year of execution. This quarter has seen the highest same store sales growth since its launch in 2018, with a 2....
11 September 2019
Kroger will launch its own range of meatless and plant based products under its Simple Truth private label brand. It is also partnering with the Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA) to determine the impact to plant-based products, conventional meat sales and customer engagement through locating plant-based products in the meat aisle. Increasing demand from consumers Across North America, th...
29 August 2019
As Kroger and Ocado announce Dallas as the fifth location for a Customer Fulfillment Centre (CFC), we consider where the retailer may go next. Suite of fulfillment options Last year, Kroger formed a strategic partnership with Ocado to develop up to 20 CFCs. These will support the growth of its grocery ecommerce business which currently includes store pickup, same-day delivery in partnership w...
28 August 2019
Following an open call earlier this year, Kroger’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation has selected seven companies to participate in its programme aimed at reducing and preventing food waste. $1m food waste fund for first cohort Kroger received over 400 applicants to the programme, with grants ranging from $25,000 to $250,000 available from a $1m fund designated for the first cohort. The p...
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 ...