Kroger news

10 October 2018
Following the acquisition of the meal kit company, Home Chef, earlier this year, a new range of meal kits is being launched into selected Kroger stores. Acquisition accelerated progress Kroger acquired Home Chef in a $200m deal earlier this year. The meal kit company grew sales 150% to $250m last year as the concept grew in popularity. Although Kroger had developed its own range of kits, Pr...
03 October 2018
Florida-based Sedano's Supermarkets is partnering with Takeoff Technologies to launch an automated, hyperlocal fulfilment centre for grocery ecommerce. Aiming to reduce cost and time to fulfil ecommerce orders Sedano's Supermarkets is one of the largest Hispanic grocers in the US, operating 23 stores in the Miami area. Takeoff’s automated solution uses robots enabled with artificial intelli...
02 October 2018
Kroger and Walgreens are partnering on a new store pilot where customers will be able to shop for products and services from both retailers. Walgreens stores to operate as pickup points for Kroger ecommerce orders The companies have selected 13 Walgreens locations in Northern Kentucky where customers will be able to collect their Kroger online grocery orders and purchase Kroger’s private br...
24 September 2018
Kroger’s Food 4 Less banner has launched a new digital collectables promotion using blockchain technology. Blockchain protected loyalty and rewards platform Food 4 Less has partnered with Greenfence Consumer to deliver a gamified experience and exclusive collectible content, leveraging Blockchain technology. Greenfence Consumer focuses on building blockchain protected mobile loyalty and rew...
18 September 2018
Kroger has started the roll-out of its new clothing range, Dip, to 300 larger format stores. Available through Kroger’s hypermarkets The new range will initially be available through its Fred Meyer and Marketplace hypermarket formats. The concept aims to provide shoppers with a convenient and easy-to-shop range, which fits into their busy lifestyles. The Dip range includes clothes for men, ...
17 September 2018
We review Kroger’s second quarter performance and progress against its four-point strategic plan, Restock Kroger. Stronger sales performance expected in H2 Kroger’s second quarter sales increased by 1.0% to $27.9bn. Excluding fuel, the divestment of its convenience business and the acquisition of Home Chef, sales increased by 1.8%. Identical store sales, excluding fuel, were up 1.6%. Net ea...
03 September 2018
Kroger is extending its ecommerce delivery partnership with Instacart to 75 additional markets, making the service available in more than 1,600 stores. Delivery and pickup underpinning strong digital sales growth Kroger and Instacart first formed a strategic relationship last year, providing customers with grocery delivery in as little as two hours. The roll-out of this service is an integr...
16 August 2018
Kroger is partnering with Alibaba’s Tmall to sell a range of private label items. Access to Chinese market One of the largest US grocery retailers, Kroger, is to start selling a range of its Simple Truth natural and organic products in China through Alibaba’s Tmall. This will provide it with access to more than half a billion Chinese consumers and will be the first time it has made it produ...
16 August 2018
Kroger is partnering with Alibaba’s Tmall Global to sell a range of private label items. Access to Chinese market One of the largest US grocery retailers, Kroger, is to start selling a range of its Simple Truth natural and organic products in China through Alibaba’s Tmall Global. This will provide it with access to more than half a billion Chinese consumers and will be the first time it has...
16 August 2018
Following last month's announcement that it would be testing driverless ecommerce deliveries, Kroger has launched the first pilot at a store in Scottsdale, Arizona. Flat fee charge of $5.95 Kroger announced in July that it would partner with Nuro, a company that makes fully unmanned vehicles, to trial the delivery initiative. The pilot has launched at single location of Fry’s Food Stores in...