Kroger news

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 ...
05 November 2019
We highlight five themes that have emerged from Kroger's annual investor day. Steady progress made with Restock Kroger Kroger's strategic plan, Restock Kroger is nearing the end of its second year of the three year plan. The retailer remains committed to the plan and the results so far have been mostly in line with its forecast. Kroger has reconfirmed its 2019 guidance of 2-2.5% same store ...
31 October 2019
Kroger has launched a parcel delivery test program, in partnership with FedEx, UPS and USPS. What will the service offer? The program will be called Kroger Package Services (KPS) and will enable customers to have parcels delivered to store, which they can then pick up at their convenience. It will include packages that require a signature, saving customers the hassle of having to wait in fo...