Kroger news

02 July 2018
To increase the convenience of grocery home delivery, Kroger will be piloting autonomous delivery vehicles. Partnership with Nuro Kroger will partner with Nuro, a company that makes fully unmanned vehicles, to trial the delivery initiative. Customers will be able to place orders for same day delivery, through ClickList or through a Nuro app. The first trial is expected to happen later this ...
26 June 2018
As Southeastern Grocers becomes the latest retailer to launch a digital media hub, we look at what is driving this trend among US-based grocers. Using advanced analytics to measure ad effectiveness Southeastern Grocers, which operates stores under the Bi-Lo, Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie banners, is partnering with Quotient Technology to develop a new media platform for d...
22 June 2018
Kroger has started 2018 with strong sales growth of 3.4% in the first quarter. Redefining the grocery experience Restock Kroger, the strategic plan which Kroger has been focusing its operations on, continues to be embedded into the organisation. Kroger has made significant progress in redefining the grocery experience for shoppers, which is one of the four key pillars of the new strategy. I...
24 May 2018
Kroger will acquire Home Chef, the largest private meal kit business in the US to complement its existing Prep + Pared range. Multichannel focus Kroger is looking to increase sales of meals kits both in-store and online and will offer Home Chef kits through both channels, along with its private label Prep + Pared range which is currently available in over 525 stores, as well as online. It h...
17 May 2018
UK-based Online grocer Ocado has announced its fifth international deal, with US grocery retailer Kroger. Under the terms of the agreement, Ocado's technology will be used in the US exclusively by Kroger, with the US firm also increasing its investment in the company by five percent. This will bring its investment in Ocado to more than six percent.  Identifying up to 20 sites for development ...
19 April 2018
Lucky's Market, a specialist grocery chain that created a strategic partnership with Kroger in 2016, will look to almost double its store numbers over the next two years. Expansion plans  Lucky's, a farmers market style grocery chain, currently operates 28 stores but has announced plans to increase this to more than 40 over the next 18-24 months. It has signed leases for 20 new stores and i...
09 April 2018
We look at how the on-demand shopping platform has crafted a range of new deals this year, enabling several retailers to enter, or extend their presence, in the grocery ecommerce channel. Spurred on by Amazon Whole Foods Market deal Founded in 2012, Instacart has become the leading on-demand delivery platform for grocery ecommerce in North America. Having partnered with Whole Foods Market t...
09 March 2018
Following the launch of its new strategic plan, Restock Kroger, Kroger has seen its same store full year sales grow by 0.7% (excluding fuel). Strong momentum in sales growth Q4 same store sales were up 1.5% (excl fuel), with departments including meat, seafood, deli and produce outperforming in the quarter.  Total sales for the year hit $122.7bn, up from $115.3bn in 2016, with Kroger seeing...
21 February 2018
Kroger has opened a culinary innovation centre in Cincinnati, Ohio, close to its headquarters. Enhancing its research capabilities The new centre has a commercial kitchen, where Kroger can experiment with new products and ideas in response to evolving consumer trends. The new facility is 12,000 sq ft and aims to create a fun, modern environment. It is a space for the culinary team to innova...
05 February 2018
British-based gas station operator, Euro Garages is to acquire the convenience retailing operations of major US grocery retailer Kroger, in a deal worth $2.15bn.  The sale by Kroger completes a significant step in its new strategic plan to focus future development in the online channel.  For Euro Garages the acquisition represents a big first step into the US, and further move in the rapid int...