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Kroger Health debuts vaccine-scheduling solution

The tool is able to handle more than 250,000 requests daily and will reflect the number of vaccine doses confirmed with Kroger’s system.

Kroger Health to offer Gauss’ smartphone-enabled COVID-19 rapid home test

Kroger Health is set to offer the first smartphone-enabled, at-home rapid COVID-19 test.

Simple Truth, Kroger’s popular natural, organic and free-from store brand, is adding a line of beauty products available next month.

Kroger will provide a one-time payment of $100 to employees who receive the full manufacturer-recommended doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Kroger is piloting a smart cart known as “KroGo” in its Madeira, Ohio store, which is aimed at providing an easier shopping experience with less contact and faster checkout. 

Kroger Health’s president spoke with The Wall Street Journal about how it is getting only a small number of COVID-19 vaccine doses, a fraction of what it has the ability to handle.

Kroger Health said that it would be administering its first vaccine doses to healthcare workers in Juneau and Anchorage, Alaska in partnership with the state's government.

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry is helping Kroger Health drive awareness of the company’s COVID-19 testing capabilities and flu shot availability.

Kroger’s healthcare division is rolling out rapid COVID-19 antibody testing to its pharmacies in California and Michigan.

Consumers are now able to shop for products needed to create a recipe from the Whisk Ecosystem platform at Kroger.

Walmart, Target, Sam’s Club and Kroger were rated highest when it came to contactless services offered to shoppers, according to a study by Ipsos.

Kroger is debuting more than 50 new items under its Simple Truth Plant Based line, including Emerge meatless chicken items.

Kroger is rolling out Chefbot, an AI-powered Twitter recipe tool that analyzes photographs to recognize nearly 2,000 ingredients and unlock recipes for consumers to cook.

Kroger is rolling out artificial intelligence solutions designed to alert customers of self-checkout errors.

Kroger’s net income totaled $819 million, sales rose to $30.49 billion from $28.17 billion last year, and digital sales doubled up 127%.

Impossible Foods’ Impossible Burger patties are now available at nearly 2,000 grocery stores owned by Kroger.

Kroger Ship has expanded by integrating more than 50,000 items from third-party sellers.

Accepted as part of Kroger’s QFC contactless payment pilot are Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay, FitBit Pay, mobile banking apps and contactless chip cards.

Alani Nu’s energy drinks in tropsicle and mimosa flavors are now available at Kroger stores across the nation.

CVS Health, Kroger, Target, Walgreens and Walmart are working together for the “Beyond the Bag Initiative,” an effort in partnership with Closed Loop Partners to find an alternative to the single-use retail bag.

CVS Pharmacy's, Walgreens' and Schnucks' policies will take effect July 20 while Publix's mandate kicks on July 21 and Kroger's policy will be effective July 22.

The Food and Drug Administration has granted Emergency Use Authorization for Kroger’s at-home COVID-19 test, which will be available first to front-line associates.

Kroger will carry Ascent’s Pre-Workout, Native Fuel Whey Protein and Recovery Water in select locations.

Kroger reported an income of $1.21 billion, and its sales rose to $41.55 billion from $37.25 billion last year.

Kroger and Ocado will build three new Customer Fulfillment Centers in the Great Lakes, Pacific Northwest, and West regions.

Qualified full-time Kroger associates will receive $400, while part-time associates will be given $200, which will be paid out in two installments.

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