Kroger news

11 June 2020
In response to the growing demand for online grocery shopping, Ocado has raised £1bn from investors. Increase capacity and improve the Ocado Smart Platform Ocado has raised £650m through new shares, with an additional £350m in convertible bonds. The retailer said the COVID-19 pandemic has acted as a “catalyst” for a permanent and significant move towards online grocery deliveries. Ocado ...
08 June 2020
Kroger is to build three additional Customer Fulfillment Centres through its partnership with Ocado Solutions, two of which will be smaller than those announced to date. Nine sites announced to date Kroger has announced plans to open new facilities in the Great Lakes, Pacific Northwest and West regions. The new facility in the West, at 300,000 sq ft, will be comparable in size to some of th...
16 April 2020
Whole Foods, Amazon’s subsidiary, is turning its brick and mortar locations into ‘dark stores’, amid the extraordinary demand for online grocery. Getting creative with the spaces available “To focus on Prime grocery deliveries and help us fulfill more orders”, the grocer has temporarily closed its Manhattan Bryant Park store, located in central New York City, and repurposed it into a dark s...
24 January 2020
Following an earlier announcement that it would open a Customer Fulfillment Centre (CFC) in partnership with Ocado in the mid-Atlantic region, Kroger has confirmed that it will be developed in Frederick, Maryland. Six sites announced to date Opening in this location will enable Kroger to target the populous northeast region, including Washington D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia, with its gr...
22 January 2020
Asda has become the first UK supermarket to roll out a one-hour click and collect service, according to reports from The Grocer. Express Click & Collect At the end of 2019, Asda launched trials of its Express Click & Collect service at its Killingbeck and Middleton stores. The retailer will now expand this initiative to further stores, with 25 offering the service by February. Hundreds of s...
09 January 2020
This is the fourth and final blog in a series in which we look at how the supply chain trends we identified for 2019 have panned out. In this instance, I’ll be taking a look at Clarity on circularity . Across the last few years, we’ve witnessed a significant surge in interest with regards to circular economies. Being sustainable is no longer a PR exercise, but an essential step that brings ...
03 January 2020
The US grocer has announced new initiatives in its ‘Zero Hunger, Zero Waste’ plan, which aim to achieve its ambition of eliminating food waste across its supply chain by 2025. What’s been added? Essentially, Kroger is due to accelerate its food donations, which will amount to a billion meals by 2020, and three billion meals by 2025. In addition, the grocer will also team up with WWF (W...
12 December 2019
Building on their existing collaboration, Kroger and Walgreens will join forces to source a number of products together, through a joint venture called Retail Procurement Alliance. Aim to deliver cost savings and increase efficiencies  By identifying any overlap in the products they both merchandise, the new group purchasing organisation (GPO) aims to increase purchasing efficiencies as the...
22 November 2019
The Kroger Co. has announced the expansion of Kroger Wine by launching its new ‘build-your-own pack’ feature, alongside a special Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotion. Featuring more than 45 wines, available across 19 states and Washington, D.C. Back in October 2018, Kroger teamed up with Drinks Holdings, a Los Angeles-based wine delivery service, to offer the service initially in 14 sta...
15 November 2019
Kroger is teaming up with Ocado to build an automated fulfilment centre in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. 350,000 square foot facility The new automated fulfilment centre will result in the creation of 400 new jobs, in a state where it already employs around 12,500 people. The “shed”, as it’s referred to by Kroger, will serve the states of Wisconsin, northern Illinois and northwest Indiana...