Kroger shoppers can now quickly and easily add gift cards for curbside pickup as part of the company’s partnership with Blackhawk Network.
In an investor update, Kroger asserted that its Restock Kroger transformation framework has reinvented the company’s business model to deliver consistently strong total shareholder return of 8% to 11% and create value for customers, associates and other stakeholders.
Whisk, a Samsung Next food technology platform, has added Kroger to the brand’s ecosystem. Consumers can now turn any recipe from Whisk’s network of publishers, brands and apps into a smart shopping list and instantly purchase for pickup or delivery from Kroger stores.
With participants including Kroger and Ulta, Coresight Research, in cooperation with Shopkick, a shopping rewards app, and Fashwire, a B2B and B2C global fashion marketplace, is launching a “shopping holiday” dubbed the 10.10 Shopping Festival on October 9 to 12, and including October 10, or 10.10.
Kroger’s Robert Clark, svp/supply chain, manufacturing and enterprise sourcing, is retiring after more than 35 years of service, effective February 1, 2021. Clark will be succeeded by Gabriel Arreaga, who is joining the company as svp/supply chain, starting October 1, 2020.
Kroger and Ocado have selected Romulus, MI, as the latest location for a customer fulfillment center. The location confirms a previous announcement stating Kroger and Ocado would construct a facility in the Great Lakes Region.
In a move to incorporate wellness into its operations, Kroger is working with musician Jewel to introduce a new health-related initiative.
COVID-19 has brought the supermarket channel to a crossroads, as a tried-and-true format that has been challenged to fundamentally adapt to a disrupted marketplace that could provide the sector some advantage but could severely penalize those that refuse to adjust to an altered reality.
Kroger Health, the health care division of Kroger, is expanding its COVID-19 testing offerings at more than 220 clinic locations by appointment for both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients. The expansion comes on the heels of the launch of the company’s employer-focused COVIDCare Plus testing program.
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.