April 6, 2016

Kroger promotes 32-year veteran to take over its Smith's banner, succeeding Jay Cummins, whose retirement was announced in February.

April 1, 2016

Kroger is forming a new partnership with Lucky's Market that aims to accelerate growth in new and existing markets.

March 22, 2016

The Kroger Co. has named new leaders for its Roundy's and Mariano's grocery chains.

March 16, 2016

Mary Ellen Adcock succeeds Marnette Perry, whose retirement was previously announced. Adcock currently serves as vice president of operations for Kroger's Columbus division.

March 4, 2016

Retail pharmacies play an important role in disaster and emergency situations, often acting to provide first response aid for people needing food, water, medical supplies and healthcare services.

March 3, 2016

Kroger’s total sales including fuel and the acquired Roundy's chain increased 3.8% to $26.2 billion in the fourth quarter compared to $25.2 billion for the same period last year. 

March 2, 2016

The Little Clinic has tapped Eileen Myers, formerly VP affiliations and patient-centered strategies for The Little Clinic, to lead this initiative being piloted in four communities.

February 22, 2016

A new Smith's division president will be announced at a later date, Kroger stated.

February 18, 2016

The Kroger Co.'s senior vice president for retail operations and strategic initiatives plans to retire in April.

February 16, 2016

Kroger may be in the running for Fresh Market, a 183-store chain that operates across 27 states, Reuters reported last week. Other potential bidders for the Fresh Market business include private equity firms Apollo Global Management, KKR and TPG Capital. "Organic and specialty stores such as Fresh Market, once insulated from the broader supermarket competition, have struggled as rivals such as Kroger have diversified into similar offerings," Reuters reported. (Reuters)

 

February 2, 2016

With retirement of its Nashville division president, Kroger is making some executive moves. 

January 29, 2016

Drug Channels on Thursday released its latest ranking of pharmacies based on total prescription revenues, with Walgreens Boots Alliance the largest of retail pharmacies, followed by CVS Health and Walmart. "We estimate that total revenues of retail, mail and specialty pharmacies reached $364.1 billion in 2015, up 12.1% from 2014," wrote Adam Fein, CEO Drug Channels Institute. "The top tier of dispensing pharmacies ... accounted for about 64% of U.S. prescription dispensing revenues in 2015." (Drug Channels)

January 29, 2016

Kroger is changing the way it organizes beer, wine and liquor on its store shelves by asking a private distributor to charge alcohol companies for placement, according to a report from Time magazine. (Time)

January 19, 2016

The Little Clinic was awarded The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval in 2009 and obtained reaccreditation in 2012 and 2015.

January 12, 2016

Lynn Gust, retiring, started his career with Kroger in 1970 as a parcel clerk at Fred Meyer's Fourth Plain store in Vancouver, Wash. and has served in a number of senior-level positions becoming president of Fred Meyer in 2012.

January 6, 2016

The collaboration will provide consumers with improved access to healthcare services with VCU Health’s MCV physicians and specialists supporting The Little Clinic locations.

December 23, 2015

A new retail brand called Main & Vine is entering Kroger’s extensive store portfolio soon.

December 18, 2015

Roundy's adds 151 stores and $4 billion in sales to the Kroger business. 

December 17, 2015

"John [Standley's] done an incredible job and has an ubelievable pedigree across a whole number of positions at Rite Aid," Jonathan Aspatore, CEO ExecRank, shared with TheStreet in an interview.

December 15, 2015

"Partnering with key brands like trusource is allowing Kroger to build and provide a full product regimen to meet the needs of our customers," stated Travis Riepenhoff, Kroger drug/GM category manager.

December 11, 2015

MGA Entertainment is a privately-held developer, manufacturer and marketer of toy and entertainment products for children. 

December 3, 2015

The nation’s largest supermarket operator reported profit that surpassed Wall Street expectations and raised its annual forecast.

November 11, 2015

Since 2010, the Kroger family of stores, in partnership with customers, associates and vendors, has donated a total of $14.8 million to help support the military and their families

November 11, 2015

Together Kroger and Roundy's will operate 2,774 supermarkets across 35 states and the District of Columbia.