Kroger’s chief housewares merchant, Greg Parsons, told attendees of the IHA Chief Housewares Executive SuperSession (CHESS) that housewares plays an important role in the company’s “Restock Kroger” strategic transformation initiative.
Lifetime Brands has entered into a licensing agreement with Meredith Corporation on a line of kitchen tools, food prep and storage containers, bakeware, and cutlery products to be made under the Allrecipes trademark. Allrecipes.com Inc., a leading digital food brand, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Meredith Corporation.
To advance a pilot program launched in October of last year, Kroger and Walgreens have launched Walgreens own-brand health and beauty products in 17 Kroger stores across Knoxville, TN, as well as the expansion of Kroger Express and Kroger Pickup at Walgreens stores.
Kroger has appointed Sonya Hostetler president of its Nashville division, effective August 1. She succeeds Zane Day, who previously announced his plans to retire from the company after nearly 45 years of service.
Kroger and Ocado plan to build a new high-tech customer fulfillment center (CFC) in Forest Park, Georgia, a $55 million investment that will create more than 400 new jobs.
Kroger and Lindsay Goldberg, a private investment firm that focuses on partnering with families, founders and management teams seeking to actively build their businesses, have formed PearlRock Partners. The new platform will identify, invest in and help grow the next generation of leading consumer product brands, the companies said.
Kroger has appointed Dana Zurcher, currently Dallas division president, to president of the Columbus division. She will be succeeded at the Dallas division by Tom Schwilke, who joins Kroger with more than 35 years of retail leadership experience.
Kroger and Nuro have officially kicked off their autonomous grocery delivery service in Houston, starting with the South Post Oak store and followed by the Buffalo Speedway store later this spring.
As part of an initiative to build new ways to serve customers, Kroger and its United Kingdom-based e-commerce partner Ocado have selected Groveland, FL, as their second customer fulfillment center location they are developing.
Kroger and Nuro have launched their autonomous grocery delivery service in Houston. The service will be available through two Houston Kroger stores, reaching customers residing in four local zip codes.
Kroger has promoted Stuart Aitken to the newly-created role of svp/alternative business, effective February 3.