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Tennessee Shooter Was a 3rd-Party Vendor

Police ID Kroger gunman as 29-year-old Uk Thang

(Newser) - More pieces are coming together after Thursday's mass shooting at a Tennessee Kroger, including the identity of the gunman. Collierville Police Chief Dale Lane says authorities are "getting a clearer picture of what occurred," including on 29-year-old Uk Thang, whom they've IDed as the shooter, per...

They Tried to Flee the Kroger Gunman. He Followed Them

'He kept on shooting, shooting, shooting,' a cashier says after shooting in Collierville, Tenn.

(Newser) - One person is dead and 14 are injured after what's believed to be at least the third supermarket shooting in the US this year. Now more details are trickling out, including the identity of the person fatally shot Thursday at a Kroger in Collierville, Tenn., Thursday. Relatives have IDed...

Police: Two Dead, 12 Injured at Tennessee Supermarket

Shooter is among the dead at Kroger

(Newser) - Police in Collierville, Tennessee, say a gunman opened fire at a Kroger supermarket Thursday. At least two people are dead—including the shooter—and another 12 people are injured, reports USA Today and CNN . The shooter is believed to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot, per the AP . The town...

Loud Music Allegedly Led to Black Man's Death

Unlicensed gas station security guard charged with shooting Alvin Motley Jr. in Memphis

(Newser) - A Black man who traveled to Memphis, Tenn., to visit with his niece and nephew ended up dead at a Kroger gas station where he was allegedly shot by a security guard upset about his loud music. That's according to an affidavit claiming 54-year-old Gregory Livingston, who is white,...

Disney, Walmart Change Vaccination Rules

Companies want to see more masks worn, as well

(Newser) - Walmart is requiring all workers at its headquarters, as well as its managers who travel within the US, to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 4. The retailer also is reversing its mask policy for its employees in stores, clubs, distribution facilities, and warehouses, the AP reports. Going forward, they...

Kroger Store Mistakenly Gives Blank COVID Shots

Syringes were empty, but all affected customers have since gotten proper vaccinations

(Newser) - Navigating the online registration to get a COVID shot can be challenging enough. Some people in Virginia got through, only to receive a shot filled with ... nothing. A Kroger store in Chesterfield County had to notify a small number of people that the syringes used in their vaccinations were empty,...

Kroger Is Closing More Stores Over Hazard Pay Issue

This time the grocery store chain is shuttering stores in Seattle

(Newser) - Kroger is closing two more stores, this time in Seattle, rather than providing workers with hazard pay. A law that went into effect this month in the city requires grocery stores of a certain size to pay workers an extra $4 per hour amid the COVID-19 pandemic, CNN reports. As...

Told to Provide 'Hero's Pay,' Kroger Opts to Close 2 Stores

Says it will close Ralphs, Food 4 Less locations in Long Beach instead

(Newser) - The attempt of Long Beach, Calif., to provide grocery store workers with "hero's pay" is ending with two of the city's grocery stores being permanently shut. NPR reports the Long Beach City Council passed an ordinance last month that requires certain large grocery stores to pay local...

Cops: Teen Employee Stole Almost $1M in 2 Weeks
Cops: Teen Kroger Worker
Stole $980K in 2 Weeks
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Cops: Teen Kroger Worker Stole $980K in 2 Weeks

Georgia teen created fake returns, police say

(Newser) - When the person in charge of flagging fraudulent transactions at an Atlanta-area Kroger grocery store went on vacation for two weeks, a teen employee apparently saw it as the chance of a lifetime. Police in Gwinnett County say 19-year-old Tre Brown stole more than $980,000 in two weeks in...

Hog Farmers Face 'Gut-Wrenching' Decision
Meat Shortage Affecting
One Fast-Food Chain's Menus
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Meat Shortage Affecting One Fast-Food Chain's Menus

Some Wendy's locations don't have burgers

(Newser) - Despite President Trump's executive order dictating that meat processing plants stay open , the specter of meat shortages is being felt across the US—and customers of at least one fast-food chain are taking notice. Bloomberg notes that Wendy's has long advertised itself as offering hamburgers made from fresh...

5 Grocery Workers Die in Michigan
5 Grocery Workers
Die in Michigan

5 Grocery Workers Die in Michigan

Some 30 employees have died nationwide, with many more exposed

(Newser) - Five grocery store workers have succumbed to COVID-19 in Michigan. Kroger confirmed four employees at separate locations in metro Detroit (Northville, Troy, Grosse Pointe, and Livonia) had died, while Meijer confirmed the death of a worker at an undisclosed location. "These are believed to be the first known deaths...

More Retailers to Stop Sales of E-Cigarettes

Kroger, Walgreen cite regulatory uncertainty

(Newser) - Two major retailers say they will no longer sell e-cigarettes in the US amid mounting health questions surrounding vaping. Supermarket chain Kroger and drugstore chain Walgreen announced Monday they would discontinue sales of e-cigarettes at their stores nationwide, citing an uncertain regulatory environment, the AP reports. The vaping industry has...

Kroger: No More Open Carry in Our Stores
Kroger Makes a
Big Change on Guns

Kroger Makes a Big Change on Guns

Grocery chain doesn't want customers openly carrying in its stores anymore

(Newser) - On the same day Walmart made its big change regarding guns , Kroger made its own move: The grocery store chain no longer wants to be a place where "open carry" is OK. "Kroger is respectfully asking that customers no longer openly carry firearms into our stores, other than...

How Toys R Us Has 'Risen From the Grave'

You'll find Geoffrey's Toy Box in hundreds of Kroger-owned stores nationwide

(Newser) - In March Toys R Us announced it was closing for good and leaving 33,000 people out of work. But the Washington Post reports on the toy retailer's "complicated comeback," saying it has come "crawling back" from what looked to be a certain demise. Geoffrey (the...

Witness: Kroger Shooter Said 'Whites Don't Kill Whites'

Gregory Bush tried to access black church before supermarket attack

(Newser) - A white man with a history of violence and mental illness was recorded on surveillance video apparently trying to get inside a predominantly black church in Kentucky before he went to a grocery store and fatally shot two African-Americans, police say. After releasing a photo of the suspect, authorities received...

Big Change Coming to Kroger, and It's Starting in Seattle

Supermarket chain to get rid of all plastic bags by 2025

(Newser) - The nation's largest grocery chain will be free of plastic bags at all of its nearly 2,800 stores by 2025. Kroger Co., which orders about 6 billion bags each year, will begin phasing out their use immediately at one of its chains based in Seattle, a city that'...

Cincinnati Cop Tases Girl Accused of Stealing Food

Officer is on restricted duty amid investigation

(Newser) - A Cincinnati police officer is on restricted duty after using a Taser on an 11-year-old girl suspected of stealing food from a Kroger. "It's hard to understand why an 11-year-old would be tased. I expect answers in 24 hours," Vice Mayor Christopher Smitherman tells the Cincinnati Enquirer...

17.7 Tons of Ground Beef May Be Contaminated With Plastic

Recall notice affects Kroger products

(Newser) - The USDA's food inspection unit wants people to check their freezers for ground beef that may have been contaminated by pieces of hard, blue plastic. A recall notice has been issued for 17.7 tons of ground beef from a batch that ended up at Kroger stores, among other...

Another Retailer Tightens Rules on Gun Sales
Another Retailer Tightens
Rules on Gun Sales
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Another Retailer Tightens Rules on Gun Sales

Kroger won't sell to those under 21 through its Fred Meyer outlets

(Newser) - The issue of guns remained front and center Thursday, with Kroger becoming the third major retailer in recent days to add new restrictions to gun sales, reports the Wall Street Journal . (Dick's and Walmart came first .) The supermarket chain will no longer sell guns or ammo to those...

Beer Drinker's Suit: 2 Geckos in My Heineken Gave Me PTSD

Complaint says man became 'violently ill' after stomach-churning find

(Newser) - We've heard of skunky beer, but never gecko-y beer. The latter seems to be much worse than the former, based on a lawsuit filed in California against Heineken and the Kroger grocery chain. Consumerist reports on the complaint , which came about after Orange County's George Toubbeh said he...

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