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.

June 3, 2014

Kroger on Tuesday invited customers to be inspired by the tastes and flavors of Mexico during a first-of-its-kind epicurean event in local stores called Savor World Flavor:Taste of Mexico.

May 23, 2014

Kroger is planning to expand its footprint into Washington, D.C., and Baltimore under its Harris Teeter banner, according to a report in the Baltimore Business Journal published Thursday.

May 19, 2014

Kroger on Friday announced that, together with customers, employees and vendors, the grocer will provide $2.3 million to support the USO.

May 7, 2014

The Little Clinic continues to expand access to health care in Williamson County, Tenn., with a clinic inside the new Alexander Plaza Kroger store that opened on Wednesday.

May 6, 2014

Kroger on Tuesday announced that it will be the first in Oregon to deploy a fleet of heavy-duty trucks that run on liquid natural gas.

April 24, 2014

Dr. Smith's® Diaper Rash Ointment Now Available Nationwide at Leading Drug Stores, Grocers and Supercenters

April 23, 2014

Kroger on Wednesday announced that its Fry's Marketplace in Phoenix is the company's 500th location to earn the Energy Star designation from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy.

April 16, 2014

Kroger on Wednesday announced that Timothy Massa will be promoted to group VP human resources and labor relations.

April 9, 2014

OutcomesMTM on Tuesday recognized its top chain and independent pharmacies for 2013.

April 2, 2014

Kroger on Wednesday partnered with eInfochips and Wincor Nixdorf on a new enterprise IT architecture called Retail Site Intelligence, the companies announced at the International Security Conference and Expo.

April 2, 2014

Kroger's technology solution to speed up checkout wait times, called QueVision, has earned the company a No. 3 ranking in the InformationWeek Elite 100 — a list of the top business technology innovators in the United States, the company announced Wednesday.

April 1, 2014

Kroger on Tuesday announced that SVP Robert "Pete" Williams plans to retire in May after 37 years with the company.

March 24, 2014

As the March 31 enrollment deadline draws near, CVS/pharmacy and Ralphs grocery chain have inked deals with the Covered California exchange to promote the healthcare law inside their retail outlets, the Los Angeles Times has reported.

March 21, 2014

Despite retailer advertising expenditures remaining relatively flat in 2013 as compared with a year ago, promotional activity through free-standing insert coupon promotion pages, digital coupon events and feature ad pages all registered double-digit increases last year, according to data released by Marx, a Kantar Media solution. 



March 17, 2014

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Monday joined Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine in leading an effort to persuade the largest pharmacy chains in the United States to stop selling tobacco products.

March 6, 2014

Kroger danced around "the elephant in the room" in declining to discuss future merger and acquisition plans on its fourth-quarter conference call Thursday morning.