The Kroger Co.’s central division president Katie Wolfram has retired. The company has promoted Pam Matthews, currently the company’s QFC division president, to succeed her.
The July 17 issue of HOMEWORLD BUSINESS® features the 18th 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.
A federal court judge has denied a request from supermarket giant Kroger that sought to prohibit Lidl from using a private brand logo that the former claimed was similar in look and could cause confusion with shoppers.
The Kroger Co. has appointed former Aldi executive Liz Ferneding as president of its value-oriented Ruler store division.
As it confronts new value grocery competition and discounters determined to cut costs in key competitive categories, as well as deflation in many segments, Kroger posted lower identical store sales and net earnings in the fourth quarter.
Kroger pointed to pricing pressures and a sluggish consumer in a challenging but still positive third quarter.