Kroger - Store
Kroger is an American grocery store retail company that operates more than 2700 stores in 35 states in the US. In fact, Kroger is the nation’s largest retailer, offering fresh produce, meats, deli, pantry items, ins-store bakery items, health & beauty and more. Other departments include floral, pharmacy, baby items, electronics and gift cards. Some Kroger stores offer an in-store Starbucks coffee shop, home grocery delivery, online shopping and other services.
Kroger - History
One of the older still existing stores in the United States, Kroger got its start in 1883 when it was opened by Barney Kroger as a grocery store in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Kroger was able to start the store with his life savings of $372 and he was an innovator who was always looking for new ideas and new way to do things. Starting with baking bread in the stores instead of buying from local bakeries and moving on to one-stop shopping and private-label manufacturing, Kroger has been a leader in groceries for more than 140 years.
Kroger - Promotions
Kroger is always offer all sorts of different promotions, sales and discounts on their vast array of product lines that changes each week in the weekly ad. Low prices on groceries and produce often lead the way in Kroger promotions followed by Stock Up and Save deals on pantry items like soft drinks and chips. Kroger is also well-loved for its Plus Membership which can be paired with digital coupons to save more.
Kroger - News
In September 2022, Kroger celebrated the five-year anniversary of its Zero Hunger, Zero Waste program. The social and environmental impact plan is an industry-leading platform that sets the standard for collective action and change within systems. Zero Hunger, Zero Waste has been working to expand surplus food recovery and redistribution, end waste, improve the value of more nourishing food options, and collaborate in a number of other ways.
Kroger - More Information
As an innovator in the market, in 1972 Kroger became the first grocery retailer in the US to test an electronic scanner. As technology continues to develop, Kroger works to keep up with its customers’ needs. For instance, over the past dozen years, Kroger has pioneered technology that has reduced customer wait times from four minutes to less than 30 seconds.