Kroger news

27 March 2020
With online grocery demand continuing to increase, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we look at how Kroger in the US is trialling a pickup only store. Alternative shopping methods With shoppers looking for alternative ways to shop for groceries, and online services finding it difficult to maintain service levels, Kroger has converted a store in Cincinnati to pickup only. The store is taking ord...
05 March 2020
We look at Kroger's Q4 results, along with its full year performance for 2019. Digital sales continue to accelerate For the fourth quarter, Kroger saw sales increase by 2.3% (excluding fuel) and its digital sales grew by 22%. Same store sales were up 2%. For the full year, sales hit $122.3bn, up 2.3% (excluding fuel, dispositions and merger transactions), with digital sales up 29%. Cost sav...
17 February 2020
Kroger's media advertising business, Kroger Precision Marketing (KPM), has advanced its capabilities to enable it to provide brands with full transparency of their media performance. Attributing sales to advertising campaigns The new sales attribution capability allows brands to view both their online and in-store sales performance resulting from advertising campaigns. The platform is power...
24 January 2020
Instacart has partnered with leading US grocer, Publix, to launch a new meals delivery service, Instacart Meals. Moving to capture ground won by DoorDash and Uber Eats This launch sees Instacart, the leading on-demand crowd-sourced delivery service in North America, enter the highly competitive meal delivery segment. Over the last two years, several retailers across the region have started ...
24 January 2020
We highlight the five food trends shaping Kroger's private label development in 2020. The five trends The five trends as identified by Kroger are as follows: Nowstalgia: foods and flavours that reawaken childhood memories Food as medicine: promote well being and help manage medical conditions Flexitarian foods: encompassing foods that flex between plant based, vegan and healthy ...
23 January 2020
Following an earlier announcement that it would open a Customer Fulfillment Centre (CFC) in partnership with Ocado in the mid-Atlantic region, Kroger has confirmed that it will be developed in Frederick, Maryland. Six sites announced to date Opening in this location will enable Kroger to target the populous northeast region, including Washington D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia, with its gr...
22 January 2020
US-based, natural and organic specialist, Lucky's Market, is reported to be closing 32 of its 39 stores. Difficult conditions The retailer, which was founded in 2003, had grown to 17 stores by 2016 when Kroger invested in the business. By 2019, it had expanded to 39 stores, however at the end of 2019, Kroger announced it would be divesting its stake in the grocer, as it focused in on its co...
11 December 2019
Building on their existing collaboration, Kroger and Walgreens will join forces to source a number of products together, through a joint venture called Retail Procurement Alliance. Aim to deliver cost savings and increase efficiencies  By identifying any overlap in the products they both merchandise, the new group purchasing organisation (GPO) aims to increase purchasing efficiencies as the...
06 December 2019
As Kroger reports Q3 sales growth, the effects of its Restock Kroger plan are starting to shine through. A successful framework Now in the second year of its three year plan, Restock Kroger has helped to reposition the business for today and for the future. Same store sales (excl fuel) were up 2.5% this quarter, the strongest growth since the start of the Restock Kroger plan, however gross ...
02 December 2019
Kroger is partnering with ClusterTruck to offer a meal delivery service, Kroger Delivery Kitchen. Tech-driven solution to meal delivery ClusterTruck is a software platform that powers profitable, vertically integrated delivery-only kitchens. Founded in 2015, the company operates kitchens in Indianapolis, Columbus, Denver, and Kansas City. The kitchens offer multiple cuisines, with products ...