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Kroger reports strong Q3, growth in fresh and private label

- Retail
The Kroger Co. today reported its third quarter 2022 results and will update investors on how Leading with Fresh and Accelerating with Digital continues to position Kroger for long-term sustainable growth.

Grocer, NGA member testifies in Senate committee hearing on Kroger-Albertsons merger

- Retail
NGA member and CEO of Fresh Encounter Inc., Michael Needler Jr., a third-generation independent grocer who operates nearly 100 grocery stores in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and Florida, testified before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights on the effect of enhanced consolidation and buyer power in the marketplace.

Kroger CEO says food inflation is coming down 

- Featured
Rodney McMullen, chairman and CEO of The Kroger Co., said he’s seeing food inflation slowing down, and that makes him optimistic for 2023.

Kroger promises Thanksgiving for 10 is possible for as little as $5 per person

- Retail
According to 84.51º, Kroger's retail and data science, insights and media arm, 48 percent of customers surveyed plan to cut back on at least some Thanksgiving staples due to inflationary pressures. The grocer, who estimates the cost of turkey has risen 20 cents per pound this year, says it will not shift the rising cost to customers.

Kroger to add ghost kitchens in Ohio stores

- Retail
Cincinnati, OH-based Kroger Co. plans to add ghost kitchens to three Columbus-area stores this year in a partnership with California-based ghost kitchen company Kitchen United.

Kroger moves forward with checkout-free smart cart dubbed KroGO

- General News
After first introducing the technology in a 2020 pilot, Kroger has installed smart shopping carts that allow customers to shop checkout-free at a concept store in Monroe, OH.

First hurdle emerges in Kroger/Albertsons deal as lawmakers plan antitrust hearing

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Several lawmakers have raised concerns about Cincinnati-based Kroger Co.’s proposed acquisition of Boise-based Albertsons.

Kroger Delivery opens in Detroit metro

- General News
The Kroger Co., America's largest grocery retailer, today announced the official opening of its newest Customer Fulfillment Center (CFC) in Romulus, Michigan.

A Chicago view of the big merger

- Analysis
The recently announced Kroger’s-Albertson’s merger creates a potential dilemma for my wife, Nicole.

Kroger, Albertsons to merge in $24.6B deal

- General News
Kroger and Albertsons Companies, Inc. today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which the companies will merge two complementary organizations with iconic brands and deep roots in their local communities.