Kroger said that Joe Grieshaber, svp/chief merchant, is retiring after more than 37 years of service. The retailer is promoting Stuart Aitken, who will assume the role.
Coronavirus-related circumstances and the capabilities the company has developed to serve customers in new ways contributed to big gains The Kroger Co. made in the first quarter, the company asserted.
At Home, Kroger and Walmart look to gain store visits based on market circumstances, according to traffic tracker Placer.ai.
Kroger and Ocado are continuing to expand their partnership with plans to construct three new customer fulfillment centers in the Great Lakes, Pacific Northwest and West regions.
NEW YORK— When Kroger published its “Sharing What We’ve Learned: A Blueprint for Businesses” to help business create safe working environments in the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. was simultaneously realizing how great an effect the coronavirus was having on life in the country and beginning to look forward to the end of movement and shopping restrictions that made them radically reconsider how they might purchase everything from food to durable goods such as major appliances.
NEW YORK— The world is changing quickly and decisively under the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic, but, while that is a circumstance generating concern, it also means that some companies will discover they are better positioned to gain from the situation than others.
Kroger has published the first installment of “Sharing What We’ve Learned: A Blueprint for Businesses” to provide actionable recommendations for retailers, restaurants and food service companies, manufacturers, logistics and distribution centers and other industries to consider as they start crafting plans for safe work environments while the COVID-19 risk persists.
Full-line supermarkets are maintaining relatively strong store traffic during the COVID-19 pandemic, with more specialized operations tending to suffer, according to analytics platform Placer.ai.
To improve safety by encouraging physical distancing in stores during the pandemic, Kroger will begin to limit the number of customers on its sales floors to 50% of the international building code’s calculated capacity.
Kroger wants to provide new career opportunities for some 23,500 workers nationwide, including those from the hardest-hit sectors such as restaurants, hotels and food service distributors as part of a plan to hire additional workers over the next several weeks.
Sneeze guards are going up at checkstands across the United States, including at Walmart and other retailers.