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Kroger Kicks Off a Latin Flavor Take Over Four-Week Event

The Kroger Co. today announced it is kicking-off Cinco de Mayo with a four-week Latin flavors event. Customers are invited to experience savory Latin cuisine and explore the vibrant world of Latin flavors waiting for them at Kroger.

"This event is a celebration of a culture and flavors that inspires togetherness and a passion for food," said Dan De La Rosa, Kroger's group vice president of Fresh Merchandising. "We hope to curate an experience that promises to spark a new culinary adventure...

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Apr 10 3:23 PM, Urner Barry



Taylor Farms Pacific Recalls Kroger Brand Ready-To-Eat Apple Walnut With Chicken Salad Bowl Products

Taylor Farms Pacific, a Tracy, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 19,976 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) apple walnut with chicken salad bowl products due to misbranding and undeclared wheat allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product may contain wheat, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

The RTE apple walnut with chicken salad bowl products were produced from Feb. 28, 2024, through March 9, 2024. The following products...

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Mar 14 9:20 AM, Urner Barry


Kroger Responds After FTC Decision to Block Albertsons Merger 

On Monday news broke that the Federal trade Commission (FTC) would be challenging Kroger’s acquisition of Albertsons. The FTC said that the potential merger would “eliminate competition and raise grocery prices for millions of Americans, while harming tens of thousands of workers.” Now, Kroger has responded.

“Kroger’s business model is to take costs out of the business and invest in lowering prices for customers,” the company stated. “Kroger has reduced prices every year since 2003, resulting in $5 billion invested to lower prices and a 5% reduction in gross...

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Feb 27 10:02 AM, SeafoodNews


Kroger Announces CFO Transition

The Kroger Co. today announced that Gary Millerchip is stepping down as senior vice president and chief financial officer to assume an executive role at another public company. Todd Foley, group vice president, corporate controller and chief accounting officer, has been appointed interim chief financial officer, effective today. The Company will name a CFO successor at a later date.

"Todd is a proven leader who has served in key finance roles and has contributed meaningfully to Kroger's growth and transformation over more than 20 years," said Rodney McMullen, Kroger's chairman...

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Feb 6 10:15 AM, Urner Barry


Kroger Innovates to Make Customers' Favorite Our Brands Products Even Better

The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today shared it is reformulating beloved deli and bakery items making customer favorites even better, including products such as Home Chef fried chicken and Private Selection cinnamon rolls and crumb cake.

"From flavor profile to freshness and packaging, we have studied some of our most beloved Our Brands deli and bakery products to make these customer favorites even more fresh and delicious," said Dan De La Rosa, Kroger' group vice president of Fresh Merchandising. "Our Brands fresh and prepared products have long been basket...

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Jan 23 9:46 AM, Urner Barry


Kroger CIO Discusses Digital Innovation Trends for Grocery Retail in 2024

The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today shared Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Senior Vice President (SVP) Yael Cosset joined Sucharita Kodali, Vice President at Forrester Research, this week at the National Retail Federation's (NRF) Big Show for a conversation on Kroger's digital journey and how that transformation impacts customers and associates.

"We continue to invest in our digital transformation journey by enhancing our customer and associate experiences, recognizing that both are equally impactful to gaining loyalty and earning our customer's...  

 

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Jan 22 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


Kroger's Freshgiving Prices are Even Low, Low, Lower than Last Year's

The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today shared its zero-compromise Freshgiving meal offering customers a holiday basket that includes all the staples for less than $5 per person—even more affordable than the retailer's turkey day bundle last year. Complete with pumpkin pie, turkey at the center of the plate and plenty of fresh sides, this feast is sure to please.

"No matter how families gather, Kroger's Thanksgiving is Fresh for Everyone," said Rodney McMullen, Kroger's Chairman and CEO...

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Nov 13 11:48 AM, Urner Barry


Kroger Expands Fresh Food Access with EBT Acceptance for SNAP Online Grocery Orders Nationwide

The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced it now accepts EBT payment for digital Pickup and Delivery orders across Kroger Family of Stores, expanding customer access to fresh, healthy foods under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

"We believe everyone should have access to fresh, affordable and nutritious food," said Rodney McMullen, Kroger's Chairman and CEO. "I am so proud of our passionate teams who worked closely with the USDA to remove barriers to healthy foods so that more of America can...

 

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Oct 26 7:53 AM, Urner Barry


Kroger's Halloween Store is the One-Stop Shop for a Frighteningly Fresh Holiday

The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today shared Halloween deals and scary season inspiration sure to haunt customers all month long. From variety candy bags to pumpkins and wicked cosmetics, Kroger is the one-stop shop for all the Halloween essentials.

"Halloween should be scary, but the prep doesn't have to be," said Stuart Aitken, senior vice president and chief merchant and marketing officer. "Whether you're stocking up for trick-or-treaters, planning a party or a monster movie night at home, Kroger has all the ghostly...

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Oct 12 7:59 AM, Urner Barry


Kroger to Bring More Resources to 700,000+ Associates

The Kroger Co. announced today a commitment to offer more resources to more associates following the completion of its proposed merger with Albertsons Companies.

As part of this commitment, Kroger will provide 700,000+ part-time and full-time associates access to its continuing education benefit, which offers up to $21,000 of reimbursement toward higher learning or continued development. The combined company will also expand access to its Goldman Sachs Ayco financial coaching tool. These programs build on the previously stated commitment that the combined company will invest $1... 

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Aug 10 8:05 AM, Urner Barry


Saffron Road Spices Up Summer with Four New Frozen Entrees

Today, Saffron Road Foods adds four new recipes to its lineup of delicious, frozen entrees: Moroccan-Inspired Chicken & Potatoes, Coconut Cauliflower Curry, Chickpea Masala and Chicken Enchiladas Al Chipotle. The dishes are inspired by the flavors of Morocco–a new region for the brand–India and Mexico respectively, and offer eaters the opportunity to travel around the world via their plate with each microwaveable entree, ready in six minutes or less.

"We're very excited to introduce Morocco as the latest stop on our culinary Journey to Better®, and... 

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Jun 20 11:38 AM, Urner Barry


Kroger Beats Profit Estimates on Easing Costs, Steady Grocery Demand

Supermarket chain Kroger topped Wall Street estimates for first-quarter profit and same-store sales on Thursday, helped by steady demand for groceries and household essentials even as food prices remain high and easing supply chain costs.

Big-box retailers such as Kroger and Walmart have used their extensive nationwide operations to negotiate better deals with suppliers, which allowed them to keep prices substantially lower than competition and lure more people.

Kroger also profited from shoppers - including higher-income consumers looking for more economical options amid persistent inflation...

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Jun 15 9:51 AM, Urner Barry


Home Chef Celebrates 10 Years in Business with New Insights on Home Cooking, 'Greatest Hits' Menu

Kroger-owned meal solutions company Home Chef celebrated a decade in business with new insights into how U.S. consumers feel about home cooking.

Home Chef worked with Atomik Research in a survey of over 2,000 adults in the U.S. to explore sentiments around mealtime and to get a peek into what home cooking may look like over the next decade.

Here were the key findings:

- New adventure for your tastebuds: Many US consumers (67%) are willing to try new flavors and dishes. 78% of...

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May 23 8:00 AM, SeafoodNews







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