Kroger posted sales of $30 billion and profits of $481 million in first quarter 2013 as it slowly grew its online business and foresaw increased investment in new markets and increased square footage in its stores.
Kroger is looking to open six additional Little Clinic locations within its stores in Ohio this summer and plans to expand its relationship with Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center, according to a local news report.
The Kroger Co. announced this week it raised more than $425,000 from customer and associate contributions and committed to a corporate gift of $50,000 for a total cash contribution of more than $475,000 to support Red Cross initiatives to assist storm relief efforts in Oklahoma.
Empowered Products Inc. announced Kroger has placed its first batch of orders for Empowered Products' Pink line of personal lubricants for five of Kroger's distribution centers across the United States.
Kroger publicly congratulated Kathleen Barclay, corporate officer and SVP human resources, for her recognition as a YWCA Career Woman of Achievement. Barclay was honored along with eight other women at YWCA's annual event.
Kroger on Wednesday unveiled a clean energy production system that will convert food that cannot be sold or donated into clean energy to help power its Ralphs/Food 4 Less distribution center in Compton, Calif.