Kroger

Articles on Kroger.

  1. Channel: Grocery
Kroger said yesterday that it is opening a new “spoke facility,” powered by Ocado, in Central Ohio, that it says “will extend the grocer’s reach and ability to provide fresh and friendly services to its customers … The 61,000-square-foot facility located on Shook Rd in Lockbourne will collaborate with the fulfillment hub in Monroe, Ohio and […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Axios and the Harris Poll are out with a new survey in which they identify the most visible brands in America and gauge their reputations, ranking them from “excellent to “very poor.” The top nine, all rated as “excellent,” are, in order … Trader Joe’s, H-E-B, Patagonia, Hershey, Wegmans, Samsung, Toyota, Amazon, and Honda. Among […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
How do consumers view e-grocery platform pricing compared to in-store? In our latest study tracking 1800 online grocery shoppers it was clear that the online grocery players fall into 3 tiers in terms of consumer price perception. First, is Walmart.com which is by far perceived as being most fair / cheapest as the vast majority of […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
A few weeks ago, GoodRx surprised investors with the unpleasant news that a major grocery chain had stopped accepting its discount card for an unspecified number of prescriptions. As I explain below, the unnamed chain appears to be Kroger—the sixth-largest U.S. pharmacy. What’s more, GoodRx disclosed that Kroger accounts for an unexpected one-quarter of its […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
PALM BEACH, Fla. — The retail pharmacy industry really demonstrated its value to the American health care system in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, outgoing National Association of Chain Drug Stores chair Colleen Lindholz asserted during her remarks at the association’s Annual Meeting here last month. The challenge going forward will be to build […]
  1. Department & Category
Accomplished executives will accelerate Cooler Screens' mission to transform the consumer experience and solidify its role as a strategic digital media platform for retail. 
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  Looking for success clues restaurants continue to evolve in foodservice most completive space the Grocerant Niche. That space is wide open it is not dominated by Restaurants, Convenience Stores, Grocery Stores, Drug Stores, or Dollar stores according to Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® Grocerant Guru® Steven Johnson; who stated “retail foodservice is now about […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Albertsons Companies will launch cart-based smart checkout technology later this year at select supermarkets throughout the country, in partnership with Veeve Smart Carts. The carts use computer vision to identify items by extracting visual features (including barcodes) of the items placed within them, and a built-in scale calculates totals for produce. Shoppers can check in […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Boutique marketplace Jane.com has hired David John Smith to serve as the company’s new CTO as it moves forward with its transformation from a three-day flash-deal platform into an evergreen selling model. Smith’s appointment follows Jane’s $40 million investment from Tritium Partners, as the marketplace marks $1 billion in sales to date. As home to […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Newsweek is out with a list, generated by BrandSpark International, of the “most trusted grocery stores as voted by American shoppers. BrandSpark surveyed 3200 Americans to capture their real opinions of what grocery store brands they trust the most.” The national top four:  Walmart, Kroger, Aldi, and Meijer. The northeast top four:  ShopRite, Walmart, Aldi, […]
  1. Channel: Drug
Cooler Screens, which is creating the world’s largest in-store digital media platform, unveils a partnership with Place Exchange for programmatic ad buying opportunities of in-store media for omnichannel ad campaigns.
  1. Department & Category
CINCINNATI — Kroger continues to deliver on its Zero Hunger | Zero Waste commitment, the centerpiece of the company’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategy. The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation — in collaboration with the Foundation for Food & Agricultural Research (FFAR) — has launched the Food Waste Challenge, to develop […]
  1. Department & Category
Third-party marketplaces have emerged as one of the biggest growth opportunities for retailers this year, with companies from Macy’s and Bed Bath & Beyond to Giant Food and Michaels launching marketplaces (or announcing plans to do so) in the last six months alone. Albertson’s will soon join that mix as well, and the company’s Senior […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
A gun attack on shoppers at a Tops Friendly Markets store in Buffalo, NY, left 10 people dead. The alleged shooter targeted primarily Black shoppers in what is being described as a racially motivated attacks. The Buffalo attack follows previous mass attacks on grocery stores. A Walmart Supercenter in 2019 was the site of an […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The CPG Guys, PVSB and Sri are joined in this episode by Nich Weinheimer, GM of Strategy and Commerce at Skai (fka Kenshoo). Skai is an AI-powered suite of technologies for brands and retailers including consumer and market insights, strategic planning, omnichannel media activation, testing and measurement. Skai’s solutions all share a uniquely comprehensive data […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
The Wall Street Journal this morning reports that Instacart filed “confidentially” a draft registration statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), a first step in the process of an initial public offering (IPO). The New York Times explains that a confidential filing means that “it does not yet have to disclose certain data […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Lolli users can now earn free Bitcoin rewards at Shake Shack when they shop with the former’s new Card Boost feature. In an online post, Lolli says: “Just link any debit or credit card on the Lolli app for iOS and activate a Shake Shack Card Boost before heading to Shake Shack to make a […]
  1. Department: HBC
ARLINGTON, Va. — NACDS member pharmacies and pharmacy teams are demonstrating tremendous leadership by hosting members of Congress for pharmacy tours as part of the NACDS RxIMPACT grassroots advocacy program. U.S. Representative Jake LaTurner (R-KS) was hosted by The Kroger Co. at a May 5 Topeka, Kan., pharmacy tour. Seventeen NACDS RxIMPACT pharmacy tours have taken place […]
  1. Corporate Finance
From the Buffalo News: “Four years after emerging from bankruptcy, Tops Markets is staging a comeback. “Tops is spending $120 million over four years to update many of its stores in the Buffalo market, where the Amherst-based grocer originated 60 years ago. “It’s a sign of better times for the once debt-strapped company that for […]
  1. Department: Food
CINCINNATI — The Kroger Co. announced the second year of its Go Fresh & Local Supplier Accelerator, a program designed to enhance and accelerate the selection of local items sold in the Kroger Family of Companies. The program provides a pathway to entry for local businesses of all sizes by allowing American-based growers and producers […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Longtime Austin, Texas residents Min and Jenna Choe started out entertaining family and friends at home and are now setting out to create a Chinese restaurant empire based on online ordering and delivery. In the South, entertaining and cooking go together. Fittingly, there is a longstanding joke in the Choe household about Jenna’s inability to […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
The Kroger Co. on Wednesday announced the second year of its Go Fresh & Local Supplier Accelerator, a program designed to enhance and accelerate the selection of local items sold in Kroger stores. The country’s largest supermarket operator, Cincinnati-based Kroger operates more than 2,700 stores throughout the United States. The Go Fresh & Local Supplier Accelerator program provides a […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Kroger is planning to begin delivery in Florida this summer and is in the process of hiring 200 employees. The company already provides delivery in three Florida markets. Over the last two years, Kroger has pushed hard into online ordering and delivery. The company has partnered with Ocado Group to build automated fulfillment centers. “We […]

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GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General on Thursday reported net sales of $8.8 billion for its fiscal year 2022 first quarter, an increase of 4.2% over the prior-year period. The net sales increase was primarily driven by positive sales contributions from new stores, partially offset by a slight decline in same-store sales and the impact of […]
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Retail media networks (RMNs) are an exciting place to run ads, because of the valuable first-party data that retailers have about their customers. RMNs create an ability to target a specific retailer’s customers and provide valuable insights into how people shop. And brands certainly are not hurting for choices. Just last week, Ulta announced a media network and the hotel chain, Marriott, the week prior. 
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In 2022, the perfect store is rooted in constant evolution — a system that maybe isn’t perfect in every moment, but is agile always, malleable when needed, and capable of critical self-reflection. These innate characteristics of the modern perfect store are supported by, and in return support, the adoption of a few important technologies and […]

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