Kroger

Articles on Kroger.

  1. Channel: Grocery
The Seattle Times has a piece about the proposed $24.6 billion acquisition of Albertsons by Kroger, and the companies’ saying that they will sell 413 stores, including 104 in Washington State, to C&S Wholesale Grocers in order to get Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approvals. While Kroger has pledged that it will not close any stores […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Regarding the proposed Kroger-Albertsons deal, one MNB reader wrote: My immediate reaction to the announced sale of stores to C&S was that, outside the Pac NW, the stores being divested in other geographies do not provide enough scale in their markets to become viable competitors to the merged Kroger/Albertsons stores. The small number of stores […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
    [[“value”:” Uber Eats said it would begin accepting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for groceries beginning next year, following the nationwide rollout of SNAP acceptance at Instacart. “We know that online food delivery can have a meaningful impact in reducing barriers to fresh groceries, especially for the most vulnerable – including people […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
The financial analysis service Seeking Alpha is out with an assessment of the prospects that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will approve Kroger’s proposed $24.6 billion acquisition of Albertsons. In short, Seeking Alpha is dubious, at least in part because of ongoing comparisons of the proposed divestiture of more than 400 stores to C&S Wholesale […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Earlier this week I did a FaceTime in which I expressed a certain amazement with stories about how many men spent a lot of time on a regular basis thinking about the ancient Roman empire.  I mentioned that I’m not one of those men – I maybe think about it when watching “Gladiator” and “A […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Instacart saw its share price erode in the two days following its initial public offering, after it rose 12.7% in its first day of trading on the NASDAQ exchange. The stock settled down to just slightly over its IPO price of $30 per share on Wednesday, its first full day on the exchange, then ranged […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
The Verge reports that Uber Eats “will start accepting food stamps and healthcare benefits as payment for grocery delivery orders.” Starting in 2024, the story says, “Anyone with a valid Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, which disburses funds for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or food stamps), will be eligible to use their funds […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Kroger this week said that once its proposed $24.6 billion acquisition of Albertsons has been approved by federal regulators and closed, it will extend its commitment to “make more local products available to its customers … Post-close, the combined company will increase the number of local products in its stores by 10%, which equates to […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
The United Food and Commercial Workers union on Wednesday expressed deep concerns about the proposed acquisition of 413 Kroger- and Albertsons-owned stores by C&S Wholesale Grocers. “It looks like Haggen 2.0,” said Kim Cordova, president of UFCW Local 7 in Colorado and Wyoming, referring to Haggen’s 2015 implosion after acquiring 146 Safeway and Albertsons stores […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
    [[“value”:” Kroger has revamped a Signature store in Houston to include several features geared toward the area’s majority Hispanic population, according to reporting from the Houston Chronicle. In addition to bilingual signage, the newly remodeled store also includes some unique product offerings, including the chain’s first-ever assortment of fresh, store-made ceviche. The ceviche […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Grocery delivery company Instacart launched its initial public offering (IPO) yesterday, raising $660 million with a $30 per share price that was at the top end of its offering range.  The price reflects a $10.2 billion valuation;  the company is making less than 10 percent of its shares available. Public trading of Instacart’s shares will […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Vox has a really interesting story about Publix Super Markets, a company that has dominated the Florida landscape for decades, and how it tries to being an uncomplicated ethos to an often complicated reality. There are, the story says, “the complications of real life — brushes with politics, labor-related controversies, a small-c conservative approach to […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
[[“value”:” More recently, retailers have begun using beacon technology to create personalised shopping experiences. Credit: Prostock-studio/Shutterstock. In recent years, the retail industry has experienced a challenging environment following unforeseen events and consumers’ lifestyle changes. High inflation and the increased cost of living are limiting consumer spending as shoppers re-evaluate their priorities and cut back on […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The Cincinnati Business Courier reports that Kroger Health is partnering with a company called Performance Kitchen to offer medically tailored meals (MTMs), which are described as “registered dietitian-approved meals that will provide nutrition for people living with various health conditions including diabetes, heart disease and cancer. The meals are created to meet specific needs of […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
I did a FaceTime the other day about how employee disengagement actually can be an infection that can ravage an organization.  One MNB reader responded: Businesses that are grounded in higher purpose, mission, values and beliefs offer their customers an opportunity to be part of something greater than themselves. In tandem, these organizations culturally are […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
    [[“value”:” Grubhub has managed to fend off a bid from Kroger to stop the use of a fork-and-knife logo, reports Reuters. Kroger’s meal-kit service Home Chef was not able to convince a U.S. appeals court to block Grubhub’s use of the logo, which it says is too similar to its own branding. The […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
The grocers’ plan to sell hundreds of stores to C&S Wholesale Grocers increases the chance of the deal getting done, according to two Wall Street firms — though they still put the odds at only around 50%.
  1. Channel: Grocery
[[“value”:” Albertsons’ Flash grocery service enables pick-up and delivery orders in as little as 30 minutes. Credit: © Business Wire/Albertsons Companies. Food and drug retailer Albertsons has launched the Flash grocery service, which enables customers to receive their DriveUp & Go and delivery orders in as little as 30 minutes. Through Albertsons’ websites and mobile […]
  1. Retailer Media
The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) has released a preliminary framework to standardize retail media measurement. The framework was developed in collaboration with the Media Rating Council (MRC) as well as 55 companies with a stake in the performance of retail media, including The Mars Agency, Albertsons Media Collective, Google, Unilever U.S., Criteo, Best Buy Ads, […]
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Hy-Vee launched the full-scale version of its retail media network, called Hy-Vee RedMedia, at the Groceryshop 2023 conference this week in Las Vegas. The West Des Moines, Iowa-based retailer described the platform as a disruptor in the retail media landscape that will connect brands directly with Hy-Vee’s customer base across multiple platforms, including both online […]
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Instacart saw its share price erode in the two days following its initial public offering, after it rose 12.7% in its first day of trading on the NASDAQ exchange. The stock settled down to just slightly over its IPO price of $30 per share on Wednesday, its first full day on the exchange, then ranged […]
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#30DaysofRetailMedia | Day 21: Retail Media Metrics Metrics help brand advertisers measure retail media effectiveness. Key performance indicators (KPIs) span the full marketing funnel, as consumers can enter anywhere. Brand advertisers: 🎯 Choose KPIs according to their objectives📊 Measure baseline results for meaningful comparisons🌟 Review their metrics for data insights to optimize their processes and […]
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Experts predict slow growth in 2023 holiday sales as consumers tighten their belts in a tough economy, but e-commerce will remain a bright spot. Stores are filling with displays of holiday decorations and holiday-themed merchandise as retailers eagerly prepare for the annual shopping surge, but consumers may not be as excited. Forecasts for 2023 holiday […]

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