Kroger and Walgreens recently expanded on the exploratory pilot concept the two retailers announced in October, in which the companies began testing a concept combining Kroger’s grocery expertise with Walgreens’ mix of pharmacy, health and beauty.
Kroger and Ocado, an online grocery retailer, have selected the Cincinnati region for the partnership’s first high-tech customer fulfillment center (CFC).
Kroger has signed an agreement with the University of Cincinnati (UC) to operate an innovation lab within the school’s 1819 Innovation Hub.
In purchasing Whole Foods Market, Amazon became a major player in the grocery store channel, and also forced established retailers to go more boldly into the digital space. HomeWorld’s Supermarket Report looks at Amazon’s Whole Foods initiatives, online trends in the grocery channel and how technology is playing a key role.
Kroger and Nuro have selected Scottsdale, Arizona, as the city for their self-driving grocery delivery pilot program.
The July 23 issue of HOMEWORLD BUSINESS® features the 19th annual Impact Merchants special report. Housewares suppliers, representing the categories that HomeWorld covers, once again were asked to nominate buyers and merchandisers believed to have made a significant impact during the past year.
Kroger has partnered with Nuro to test an on-road, fully autonomous grocery delivery program.