Kroger to Stop Carrying Paper Bags With Handles at Michigan Stores

February 21, 2019 JC Reindl, Detroit Free Press

Starting March 1, the Cincinnati-based grocery store chain will stop offering paper bags with handles. That bag choice has been available at about 40 of the 121 Kroger stores in Michigan, primarily those in higher-income areas, said Rachel Hurst, corporate affairs manager for The Kroger Company of Michigan.

Kroger and Ocado Announce Two Additional Sites for High-Tech Customer Fulfillment Centers

February 20, 2019 The Kroger Co.

The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), America’s largest grocery retailer, and Ocado (LSE: OCDO), one of the world’s largest dedicated online grocery retailers, today announced Central Florida and Mid-Atlantic as the newly-named regions for America’s next two customer fulfillment centers (CFC).

Kroger Introduces Kroger Pay and Kroger REWARDS Debit Card

February 15, 2019 Kroger

The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) announced today it is introducing Kroger Pay, a mobile payment solution that securely combines a customer’s payment and loyalty card information to create a faster checkout experience. The company is also launching a new Kroger REWARDS debit card, a rewarding payment option for customers.

Kroger To Close Columbus Bakery; 411 Workers Affected

Kroger said Monday that it will shut down its Columbus bakery immediately, costing 411 their jobs.

Kroger and Home Chef Expand Nationwide Retail Rollout and Launch Customizable Meal Kit Feature for Online Orders

February 7, 2019 Kroger

The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) and Home Chef announced today the introduction of retail meal kits to new cities, bringing the weekly rotating meal solution to 500 additional Kroger Family of Stores across the country. Additionally, homechef.com has launched a customizable meal kit feature for online orders, allowing customers to have more flexibility in deciding what’s for dinner by providing the choice to change and upgrade recipe ingredients.