Kroger news

08 February 2022
Ocado Retail sales were up 4.6% in 2021 (52 weeks to 28 th  November) but the Group made a loss before tax of (£176.9)m. Ocado Retail: capacity increases offset a normalising basket Ocado Retail revenue increased by 4.6% to £2.3bn. An increase in customer numbers (up 22.4% to 832,000) and orders (up 11.9% to 357,000) offset a declining, normalising basket size of (5.8)% to £129. Although or...
07 February 2022
Kroger has opened a Customer Fulfillment Centre (CFC) in Groveland, Florida as part of its partnership with Ocado. This enables the retailer to offer a grocery delivery in a state where it does not operate any physical stores. Building out its Florida fulfilment network This is the second CFC to open as part of the partnership with Ocado, with a third site in Atlanta recently starting test ...
27 January 2022
In the live broadcast of Ocado Re:Imagined, Ocado unveiled seven new innovations that will underpin its Ocado Smart Platform (OSP). “Game-changing” technology Ocado needs to improve its product to retain and attract new partners. New deals will enable Ocado to increase investment and improve the proposition, creating a virtuous cycle. Since its launch, Ocado has 10 sites live across the glo...
18 January 2022
The Kroger Co. and Nuro have announced an expanded collaboration to ramp up the use of third-generation autonomous vehicles for grocery deliveries. A partnership that dates back to 2018 Back in 2018,  Kroger and Nuro have launched their first delivery pilot  using all-electric, autonomous vehicles. According to Nuro, its third-generation model has double the cargo volume of its secon...
11 January 2022
Kroger has opened its first ghost kitchen in partnership with Kitchen United Mix at its Ralphs store in the Westwood neighbourhood, Los Angeles. High traffic location The companies announced their partnership last year as part of Kroger’s “anything, anywhere, anytime” commitment. This is a great location for this model, given the strong traffic the store receives from students, office and h...
08 December 2021
Kroger posted stronger than expected quarterly results, with identical stores sales up 3.1%. This was underpinned by the cooking at home trend and the acceleration of online. Cooking at home and health trends drive food sales Kroger’s CEO Rodney McMullen said the retailer continues to benefit from the eat-at-home trend. It’s Home Chef private label food brand became the latest to reach the ...
04 November 2021
Kroger has launched a new subscription-based loyalty programme called Boost providing shoppers with additional rewards and services such as, free delivery and double fuel points. The retailer also announced a new partnership with retailer Bed, Bath & Beyond to strengthen its home, baby and wellness offer. Tiered subscription programme to drive loyalty and online sales Boost, the new loyalty...
12 October 2021
Kroger has outlined plans to expand its ecommerce fulfillment partnership with Ocado to five new sites, including market entry into the Northeast. This brings the total number of identified locations, including live and spoke sites, to 18. Kroger aiming to double digital sales These sites form part of Kroger’s plans to develop up to 20 CFCs as part of its strategic partnership with Ocado. T...
16 September 2021
Kroger and Instacart partnered to launch a new rapid delivery solution, Kroger Delivery Now. This service powered by a virtual convenience store aims at providing nationwide 30-minute home delivery. Redefining convenience through a comprehensive delivery solution Through Kroger Delivery Now both companies seek to offer a relevant range of quality products at affordable prices combined with ...
13 September 2021
Kroger’s omnichannel ecosystem supported better than expected results for Q2. However, the retailer anticipates prices of grocery products to increase in the second half of the year due to higher inflation. Success of its omnichannel ecosystem Despite digital sales decreasing by 13% (+114% two-year basis) during Q2, shoppers continued to shop in stores as identical store sales only decrease...