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Kroger opens urban-format store

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

Leading retailers revise policies on firearms in stores

The ranks of retailers revising their policies on customers bringing guns into their stores are growing, with CVS Health, Kroger and Walgreens asking non-law enforcement customers in open-carry states not to bring their guns into stores.

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.

Just is bringing its plant-based Just Egg product to 2,100 Kroger-owned locations across the country.

The companies have added the Knoxville, Tenn., area as a new proving ground for Kroger Express and Kroger Pickup within Walgreens stores, as well as Walgreens own-brand health and beauty products in Kroger stores.

Kroger is piloting digital photo printing kiosks from Print Mates, a subsidiary of Generation Next, in five Atlanta-area stores.

Kroger reported total company sales of $37.3 billion for the quarter ended May 25, down from $37.7 billion in the year-ago period.

Kroger is testing a service that delivers grocery items within 30 minutes in two stores in the Greater Cincinnati area, according to a report from the Cincinnati Business Courier.

Shoppers can find RightRice's vegetable rice in the original, spinach, lemon pepper and Thai curry flavors in the retailer's rice aisle.

The center — an automated warehouse facility with digital and robotic capabilities — is also known as a “shed,” the retailer said.

Kroger and Lindsay Goldberg have joined together to form PearlRock Partners, a data-driven platform that will identify, invest in and help grow the next generation of consumer product brands

Kroger and Home Chef are to expand their meal kit offerings by piloting the new Oven-Ready and Heat and Eat meals, as well as Lunch Kits.

Cincinnati-based Kroger, the leading operator of traditional grocery stores in the country, shows no signs of loosening its grip on that title.

Don Lee Farms’ Organic Plant-Based Burger is made with plant-based ingredients that sizzle on the grill as raw beef does, the company said.

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