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News and information on merchandising and trends in retail pharmacies at Kroger.

Kroger shares big gains in March sales, maintains Q1 guidance

Kroger maintained its first-quarter guidance and reported a 30% increase in March same-store sales.

Kroger raises hourly employees base pay

Kroger is will raise the base pay for hourly frontline grocery, supply chain, manufacturing, pharmacy and call center associates by $2.

Hy-Vee and Kroger have installed temporary window panels at checkouts in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Kroger reported that its net income rose 26% to $327 million and sales increased to $28.9 billion from $28.3 billion last year.

As the president of its central division is set to retire, Kroger has named a new president of the division and a president of its Dillons division

Kroger Health pharmacies in Idaho and Michigan are providing rapid strep throat and flu tests carried out by pharmacists on a walk-in basis. 

The joint-venture group purchasing organization called Retail Procurement Alliance, which Walgreens and Kroger said is aimed at driving purchasing efficiencies, lower costs and combined resources. 

Beginning Feb. 3, pharmacies at Kroger banners in Idaho and Indiana will be able to prescribe and supply tobacco cessation products that can be used alongside lifestyle resources and behavioral support. 

Kroger’s Simple Truth Emerge: Plant Based Fresh Meats collection features patties and grinds that grinds offer the same taste, texture and sizzle on the grill or pan as beef, the company said.

Kroger unveiled a new logo and universal tagline it will use across all its brands and marketing materials.

Kroger delivered solid results from its fiscal third quarter and offered an update on its Restock Kroger efforts. 

Kroger will unveil living produce farms, created in collaboration with Infarm, at two QFC banner locations in the Seattle area.

Kroger has opened a two-level store, which houses its first-ever food hall — On The Rhine Eatery — with five different eateries.

Faced with what some have said is the survival of their overall business concept, many traditional food and drug retailers are rethinking their store formats and operations, and stepping up their omnichannel efforts.

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