Kagan: Kroger change wave keeps up with Amazon Whole Foods

Kagan: Kroger change wave keeps up with Amazon Whole Foods

Jeff Kagan examines trends and technologies coming to play in the retail grocery segment.

Kroger to tap driverless cars for delivery needs

In the latest retail delivery news supermarket giant Kroger is reportedly mulling using driverless cars to its grocery delivery. It is teaming up with Nuro, an autonomous car player, to launch the fleet, according to a CNBC report. The news...

Hello Fresh goes retail in a big way

HelloFresh is now available at 581 supermarket locations, within Giant Food and Stop and Shop, and plans to continue such retail partnerships during the year. "How we've been embraced by retail brands shows the quality product line HelloFresh has brought...

Kroger gets into meal kit business with Home Chef acquisition

Kroger isn't about to sit idle as meal kit services expand and is spending about $700 million for Home Chef to make sure it's in the game. Kroger is buying the Chicago company with an initial $200 million and $500 million in "earnout" payments, according to a USA Today report. Home Chef is the biggest private meal kit player in the country.

Kroger, Ocado partner up to revamp the U.S. grocery customer experience

Kroger is partnering with U.K.-based grocer Ocado Group to use its technology, the Ocado Smart Platform, in a quest to redefine its U.S.-based customer experience. The platform provides a centralized automated model of online retailing, according to a Kroger announcement....

If Kroger had a hammer: 7 ways an Ace deal would change the form of grocery

If Kroger had a hammer: 7 ways an Ace deal would change the form of grocery

Bryan Pearson maps out seven ways a mini-mall within a store retail strategy would change the shopper's path to purchase.

Kroger, Alibaba in talks on partnership, claims report

Kroger and Alibaba are reportedly discussing a partnership, according to CNBC. The U.S.

Boxed.com may be focus of a bidding war

The Boxed.com start-up, which has been dubbed "Costco for millennials," is getting potential funding attention from some big names, including General Mills, according to a New York Post report. Also interested in investing in the New York-based tech company is...

Kroger beats earnings prediction with robust financials

Those holding Kroger shares are happy as shares jumped 13 percent last Thursday after quarterly earnings revealed the supermarket brand beat street expectations. The chain reported a 4.5 percent jump in sales and revenue of $27.75 million in the third...

Kagan: Old checkout lanes will choke retail stores

Kagan: Old checkout lanes will choke retail stores

Jeff Kagan has a big list of big questions for today's retailer -- from realizing the need to change to creating both a defensive and offensive strategy.

Kroger debuts new website to embrace local, emerging brands

Kroger, in an effort to deepen and expand brand partnerships, has launched a new website called Kroger.Com/WeAreLocal. "Kroger has always had a commitment to supporting small business owners and local vendors," said Mike Donnelly, Kroger executive vice president of merchandising...

Kroger aims to hire 14K more employees

In what has to be one of the largest hiring efforts by a grocery chain, The Kroger Co. will hold open job interviews nationwide Saturday to fill 14,000 jobs. The hiring event will be taking place at every Kroger location from 10 a.m.

Kroger expands online ordering, pickup service into major markets

Consumer embracement of the ClickList service is prompting Kroger to expand the service.

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