September 27, 2016

HBW16 Demo Day, slated for Thursday, Sept. 29, will feature pre-selected companies presenting innovative concepts and services on stage to accelerators, retailers, suppliers and potential investors.

September 9, 2016

Total sales for the quarter increased 4% to $26.6 billion, while total sales excluding fuel increased 7.3% in the second quarter compared to the same period last year.

September 8, 2016

"We think Kroger is going to be a winner in the health and wellness market, and we are excited to see what they build from this point forward," commented Casey Lynch, Altamont managing director.

September 7, 2016

Ralphs Grocery Company is teaming up with Feeding America food banks in Southern California on a new health and wellness campaign.

September 6, 2016

Kroger supplier Passion Growers produces the "Freedom" roses featured in the garland on their farm in Bogota, Columbia.

September 1, 2016

Instacart, the grocery-ordering app, is getting creative about picking, packing and delivering food on-demand. According to TechCrunch, the company’s people and technology show that the San Francisco startup has changed grocery stores for good. (TechCrunch)

August 24, 2016

Walmart is going on the offensive against Kroger and other traditional supermarkets to regain some of the market share that it has lost. (Cincinnatti Business Courier)

August 17, 2016

Kroger has begun selling the opioid overdose reversal medicine naloxone without a prescription at all of its 96 pharmacies in Kentucky, NBC's Wave3 News reported Monday. The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy is assisting with pharmacist training. “Naloxone is a lifesaving drug in the hands of those actively using opioids,” stated Trish Freeman, president of Kentucky Pharmacists Association. “Kroger pharmacists are among the most accessible healthcare providers in many areas of Kentucky, and they were quick to take advantage of this specialized training." (Wave3 News)

August 15, 2016

Kroger will donate one meal through the Feeding America network of food banks for every flu shot administered at all Kroger family of pharmacies or The Little Clinic locations.

July 28, 2016

Kroger has reached a long-term agreement with IRI that will enable the firm to provide the nation's largest grocery chain with market measurment serices that further enhance its "Customer 1st" strategy.

July 27, 2016

Kroger is opening a larger format, called Kroger Marketplace, in the Memphis area. According to the Commercial Appeal, the Marketplace model adds departments for home fashion and design, bed and bath, kitchen and small appliances, apparel and shoes, and a Baby World. (Commercial Appeal)

July 20, 2016

The combined specialty pharmacy will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kroger, the company stated.

July 19, 2016

Three long-time Kroger leaders, each of whom started working with the company from between 1977 and 1981, are assuming greater roles of responsiblity, reflecting the supermarket's deep pool of talent.

July 12, 2016

Roundy's CEO will retire this fall, after which he will serve as a strategic adviser for parent company Kroger.

July 8, 2016

The Little Clinic first opened in the Toledo region in early 2015 and now operates four clinics in the area.

June 29, 2016

The Little Clinic has become a vital healthcare source for millions of patients across the United States. To ensure that it stays that way, the company has expanded the breadth of the services it offers in some clinics and added new executives to its management team.

June 22, 2016

Ralphs new president is a 29-year Kroger veteran, coming up the ranks at Fry's and corporate.

June 21, 2016

ClickList, which is exclusive to Kroger, allows customers to shop online and pick up their order curbside at a participating store location.

June 16, 2016

Kroger's total sales increased 4.7% to $34.6 billion in the first quarter compared to $33.1 billion for the same period last year.

June 14, 2016

Former King Soopers chief Russ Dispense is retiring after 51 years of service to the company.

June 8, 2016

Personal care products brand Steripod has expanded the distribution for its market leading clip-on toothbrush protector.

June 7, 2016

In a new study released exclusively to Adweek, Boston-based consultancy C Space homed in on consumer loyalty among the big retail players, attempting to flesh out some insights about what makes shoppers come back. (Adweek

June 7, 2016

A recently released Dunnhumby report helps solve the consumer loyalty crisis in healthcare, noted the Cincinnati Business Courier in a report published Tuesday. It helps explain why health systems like UC Health or TriHealth are exploring collaborative agreements with Kroger's Little Clinic or CVS Health's MinuteClinic, the report noted. “The younger generations are very willing to engage in the more convenient platforms,” Cara Pratt, Dunnhumbyu SVP specialty retail and sector expansion, told the Courier. And “there isn’t a real sense of loyalty with consumers when it comes to primary care physicians.” (Cincinnati Business Courier

June 2, 2016

The 52,000-sq. ft. store will be open 24/7 and feature a drive-thru pharmacy, as well as free blood pressure testing, private professional consultations and drug interaction and allergy screenings.