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.
Kroger’s chairman and CEO Rodney McMullen provided his outlook on the future of retail at the NRF 2019: Retail’s Big Show in New York City during a keynote presentation themed, “Restocking the future: Kroger’s insatiable appetite to play and win the long game.”
Kroger and Microsoft are partnering on the development of a new pilot program that is being touted by both companies as a connected store experience.