Content about Kroger

March 25, 2011

The former head of a now defunct pharmacy chain has died, according to published reports.

March 22, 2011

The Little Clinic has opened a new location inside Kroger's new Marketplace store in Shelbyville, Tenn., according to a local news report.

March 18, 2011

An ice cream brand making its U.S. debut is at the forefront of a three-part film series starring Rachel Bilson.

March 11, 2011

Kroger's board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of 10.5 cents per share, the same payout amount as January.

March 10, 2011

ScarAway announced that two drug wholesalers now will carry its over-the-counter scar care products.

March 7, 2011

The nation’s largest supermarket chain wants a bigger share of the U.S. pharmacy and wellness market. To get it, Kroger is brandishing a growing arsenal of health and preventive services, and burnishing its image for value and convenience at the prescription counter.

March 7, 2011

Few supermarkets make health and wellness as central to their business as Hy-Vee, a West Des Moines, Iowa-based chain.

In December 2010, the chain announced it would become one of a number of retailers — including Kroger and Safeway — to participate in Pharmacy Saver, a new program offered in collaboration with UnitedHealthcare, the country’s largest Medicare Part D insurer. The program was launched, in part, as a response to the Humana Walmart-Preferred Rx Plan, launched in late September 2010.

March 7, 2011

Publix routinely makes strategic moves to enhance the customer experience in the pharmacy and health-and-wellness arena that are rooted in the customer service mindset that has made its supermarkets so popular.

Last fall the company introduced a new larger, triangular-shaped pill bottle that is designed to be easier to open. While the pill bottle redesign didn’t go as far as the award-winning program Target introduced a few years back, the move underscored the fact that Publix is a pharmacy innovator.

March 3, 2011

Kroger on Thursday beat analysts’ quarterly consensus, posting 46 cents in earnings per share (adjusted for a goodwill impairment charge) that exceeded consensus by 2 cents EPS, with a higher-than-expected identical-store sales lift of 3.8% (excluding fuel).

March 2, 2011

Walgreens has won recognition from a company that designs medication therapy management programs.

March 1, 2011

A Kroger banner based in Los Angeles has kicked off a charitable campaign to benefit children's hospitals based in Southern California.

February 25, 2011

Kroger is highlighting immunization against the flu this season on the company's website.

February 23, 2011

Kroger on Wednesday announced the appointment of Cindy Holmes to director of investor relations and Carin Fike to director and assistant treasurer. Both changes will be effective March 6.

February 17, 2011

Supermarket giant Kroger announced company EVP Don Becker died Wednesday after suffering an aneurysm. He was 62 years old.

February 16, 2011

Kroger said it is kicking off a year-long initiative to raise funds for armed forces members in partnership with the USO, the leading organization for morale-boosting programs and services for American troops and their families.

February 15, 2011

Customer satisfaction as measured by the American Customer Satisfaction Index has not improved since the middle of 2009, and on Tuesday it registered its biggest drop in two years; for fourth quarter 2010, the index fell 0.5% to 75.3.

February 10, 2011

Tri-Land Properties has broken ground for the redevelopment of The Crossings at Four Corners here in Smyrna, Ga. The 8-acre site will be home to Kroger’s largest supermarket in the Atlanta area: a 96,000-sq.-ft. grocer replete with fuel station, a wine shop and drive-through pharmacy.

February 10, 2011

Naturally Fresh Deodorant Crystal has announced that it is partnering with the cancer support network Happy Chemo! and now will be recognized as a local cancer resource for natural body products.

February 8, 2011

With many businesses implementing customers reward programs to drive sales, it seems that the ones that promise everyday value and rewards fare better than their counterparts, according to new research.

February 1, 2011

Just when you thought the low end of the generic drug price spectrum couldn’t get any more commoditized, the $2 price point debuted with a big splash in September 2010.


February 1, 2011

Kroger banners Ralphs and Food 4 Less/Foods Co have kicked off their respective charitable campaigns to benefit children in the markets they serve.

January 31, 2011

A Novato, Calif.-based leading corporate brand beer supplier has launched a private-label beer for Walgreens, according to published reports.

January 21, 2011

The Little Clinic has promoted Chance Cole to VP business development and processes, handling business-to-business and overall business development, process improvement and nonclinical training activities.

January 21, 2011

Retail giant Kroger on Friday declared a quarterly dividend of 10.5 cents per share to be paid March 1 to shareholders of record on Feb. 15.

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