October 22, 2014

Drug Channels on Tuesday released a report showing that Walmart and Walgreens dominate 2015 Medicare Part D preferred networks, followed by independent pharmacy. 

October 14, 2014

Kroger on Tuesday named Alex Tosolini to serve in the newly created role of SVP new business development, effective Nov. 3.

October 3, 2014

Kroger on Thursday kicked off its annual #SharingCourage campaign, asking customers to join in the fight against breast cancer by taking action online and in local communities.

September 26, 2014

Not Your Mother’s hair care is hitting Fred Meyer shelves this fall, the company has announced.

September 24, 2014

Kroger on Wednesday announced its membership in the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Million Dollar Club, marking the retailer’s fifth consecutive year of qualifying for membership.

September 18, 2014

Kroger on Thursday raised the quarterly dividend by 12%, to 18.5 cents per share, to be paid on Dec. 1 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on Nov. 14.

September 15, 2014

Kroger on Monday announced it has made the Dow Jones Sustainability Index-North America for the second time.

September 12, 2014

Kroger has tapped Kevin Dougherty, formerly group VP and chief supply chain officer, to lead the company's new Vitacost.com division as group VP of digital and Vitacost. 

 

September 11, 2014

Kroger Thursday morning reported total sales of $25.3 billion, representing an increase of 11.6%.

 

September 5, 2014

Kroger announced that its family of stores is hiring to fill an estimated 20,000 permanent positions in its supermarket divisions.

August 18, 2014

Kroger and Vitacost.com on Monday announced the successful completion of Kroger's tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares of common stock of Vitacost.com for $8 per share in cash.  

 

August 14, 2014

Kroger was named a 2014 Pinnacle Award honoree by the American Pharmacists Association in recognition of the company's contributions to patient care and outcomes, the grocer announced Thursday.

August 8, 2014

Kroger on Friday announced 366 winners of the Kroger Scholars award for the 2014-15 school year.

 

August 6, 2014

Kroger was recognized recently for the company's commitment to employee health and wellness by both the National Business Group on Health and the American Heart Association, the grocer announced Wednesday.

August 5, 2014

Procter & Gamble's Charmin brand is launching a new chamomile-scented toilet paper. Each roll of new Charmin plus with the scent of Chamomile has the scent added to the tube to create an experience that soothes the senses, according to the company.

July 22, 2014

The Little Clinic announced a number of new store openings, including its first clinic locations in Virginia.

July 9, 2014

Kroger on Tuesday published its eighth annual sustainability report, setting its first-ever water conservation goal and providing a progress update on moving retail locations toward "zero waste" and sourcing 100% certified sustainable palm oil. 

July 3, 2014
There were two big deals in the nutrition space this week: Kroger bought one of the most successful VMS e-commerce sites in Vitacost.com, and Hormel bought a dominant nutritional/supplement brand in Muscle Milk. 
 
With Vitacost.com, Kroger will offer customers the convenience to order online and ship to their door with an expanded assortment online. Vitacost.com fields about 45,000 SKUs, and there's a roughly 10,000 SKU overlap when Kroger's mix is factored in.

 

July 2, 2014

Kroger and Vitacost.com on Wednesday announced a definitive merger agreement under which Kroger will purchase all outstanding shares of Vitacost.com for $8 per share in cash, or approximately $280 million.

July 2, 2014

Ralphs Grocery Co. has announced that its 85 in-store pharmacies throughout Southern California continue to offer Tdap vaccinations as the number of pertussis cases, also known as whooping cough, reaches epidemic proportions in California.

June 27, 2014

The National Business Group on Health, a nonprofit association of large U.S. employers, on Wednesday honored five retail pharmacy operations for their company wellness programs, including CVS Caremark, McKesson, Target, Kroger and Walgreens.

June 19, 2014

Starting off the year with a strong momentum, Kroger posted a 9% increase in first-quarter sales, which marked the first period that includes Harris Teeter in the statement of operations. Based on its strong quarter, the company has raised its fiscal 2014 guidance.

June 12, 2014

Kroger on Thursday was named Employer of the Year by the Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities at the organization's annual Bridges Gala in Washington.

June 10, 2014

Harris Teeter on Monday announced its Plaza Midwood location in Charlotte, N.C., is now officially recognized as a LEED-certified project by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute.