With September set to mark National Family Meals Month, David Orgel offers a sneak peek at two retailers’ efforts around promoting family meals in this month’s installment of Supermarket Wellness Watch.
Kroger Pharmacy & Business News
At issue is Lidl US' own brand "Preferred Selection," which Kroger charges is virtually indentical to that company's store label "Private Selection."
Kroger has acquired 11 Marsh Supermarket locations at a pricetag of $16 million, winning a bid to buy those stores in Indiana through federal bankruptcy court, Cincinnati Business Courier reported Wednesday. The deal is scheduled to close between July 11 and July 21, according to the sale agreement filed in bankruptcy court, the Courier reported. Fresh Encounter won a bid to buy the 15 other Marsh stores that were auctioned Tuesday at a total cost of $8 million. (Cincinnati Buisness Courier)
Total sales, excluding fuel, increased 2.9% in the first quarter compared to the same period last year. The recent merger with ModernHEALTH contributed to sales growth, Kroger noted.
The natural deodorant company’s products will be available at all Kroger banner stores, and is expanding its presence to all U.S. Whole Foods Market locations.
The 45,000-square-foot Kroger store will be different from other stores in the region in several ways, the most significant being its second-floor bar and food hall with a terrace.
Bowen began his career with Jay C in 1971 as a produce department manager before taking a military leave of absence to serve in the U.S. Army from 1972 to 1976.
Last year, the company's total active workforce grew by more than 12,000 associates. Over the last eight years, Kroger has created more than 86,000 new jobs.