Kroger’s Pam Matthews, president of the central division, has retired and the company has promoted Colleen Juergensen— currently president of the Dillons division— to president of the central division and Steve Dreher— currently vp/Dillons— to president of the Dillons division.
Building on a unique collaboration that first brought together Kroger’s food and grocery experience with Walgreens’ expertise in health and beauty, the companies have formed a new group purchasing organization aimed at delivering purchasing efficiencies, lower costs and combined resources to help drive further innovation.
Kroger and Ocado have selected Pleasant Prairie, WI, as the sixth location for a high-tech customer fulfillment center (CFC).
Kroger has debuted a new logo and brand transformation campaign developed with agency DDB New York and based around the slogan “Fresh for Everyone.”
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.