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America's No. 2, No. 4
Grocery Chains Plan Merger
Oct 14, 2022 10:30 AM CDT
America's No. 2, No. 4 Grocery Chains Plan Merger
Antitrust regulators will be looking closely at proposed Kroger's, Albertsons merger
- Seven years after Albertsons bought Safeway, Kroger is planning to acquire Albertsons in a deal that would create a grocery giant almost big enough to knock Walmart out of the No. 1 spot. Kroger is currently No. 2, and it would likely remain so under the proposed merger: The two...
Stores Now Able to Up
Prices of at-Home COVID Tests
Jan 5, 2022 11:24 AM CST
Stores Now Able to Up Prices of at-Home COVID Tests
3-month White House agreement with Walgreens, Kroger, Amazon has expired
- It's pretty impossible to find an at-home COVID test in many places. More expensive, too. A three-month agreement the Biden administration made with Walmart, Amazon, and Kroger to sell at-home COVID tests at cost—$14, reports the
Wall Street Journal
—expired last month. "This is ... up to...
Kroger Cuts a Key Benefit
for Unvaccinated Workers
Dec 16, 2021 1:26 PM CST
Kroger Cuts a Key Benefit for Unvaccinated Workers
They'll no longer receive COVID sick pay
- To boost employee vaccination rates earlier this year, Kroger used the carrot—a $100 bonus for every fully vaccinated worker. Now, it's going for the stick. The grocery giant says it will end some benefits for unvaccinated employees and bring in insurance surcharges as of Jan. 1, the
FTC Orders Walmart, Amazon
to Explain 'Sky-High Prices'
Nov 30, 2021 6:43 AM CST
FTC Orders Walmart, Amazon to Explain 'Sky-High Prices'
9 companies asked to turn over information on supply chain woes
- Walmart, Amazon, and Kroger will have 45 days to answer to the Federal Trade Commission for their "empty shelves and sky-high prices." With the holiday shopping season now underway, the FTC has ordered nine large retailers, wholesalers, and suppliers including Procter & Gamble Co., Tyson Foods, Kraft Heinz...
Tennessee Shooter Was
a 3rd-Party Vendor
Sep 25, 2021 6:30 AM CDT
Tennessee Shooter Was a 3rd-Party Vendor
Police ID Kroger gunman as 29-year-old Uk Thang
- 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
Sep 24, 2021 6:23 AM CDT
They Tried to Flee the Kroger Gunman. He Followed Them
'He kept on shooting, shooting, shooting,' a cashier says after shooting in Collierville, Tenn.
- 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
Sep 23, 2021 3:40 PM CDT
Police: Two Dead, 12 Injured at Tennessee Supermarket
Shooter is among the dead at Kroger
- 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
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
Aug 11, 2021 12:51 PM CDT
Loud Music Allegedly Led to Black Man's Death
Unlicensed gas station security guard charged with shooting Alvin Motley Jr. in Memphis
- 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,...
Change Vaccination Rules
Jul 30, 2021 5:15 PM CDT
Disney, Walmart Change Vaccination Rules
Companies want to see more masks worn, as well
- 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
Mar 11, 2021 2:28 PM CST
Kroger Store Mistakenly Gives Blank COVID Shots
Syringes were empty, but all affected customers have since gotten proper vaccinations
- 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
Feb 18, 2021 1:03 AM CST
Kroger Is Closing More Stores Over Hazard Pay Issue
This time the grocery store chain is shuttering stores in Seattle
- 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
Feb 3, 2021 9:05 AM CST
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
- 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 Kroger Worker
Stole $980K in 2 Weeks
in case you missed it
Jan 24, 2021 7:00 AM CST
Cops: Teen Kroger Worker Stole $980K in 2 Weeks
Georgia teen created fake returns, police say
- 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...
Meat Shortage Affecting
One Fast-Food Chain's Menus
May 5, 2020 12:35 PM CDT
Meat Shortage Affecting One Fast-Food Chain's Menus
Some Wendy's locations don't have burgers
- 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
Apr 14, 2020 7:21 AM CDT
5 Grocery Workers Die in Michigan
Some 30 employees have died nationwide, with many more exposed
- 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
Oct 7, 2019 6:32 PM CDT
More Retailers to Stop Sales of E-Cigarettes
Kroger, Walgreen cite regulatory uncertainty
- 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 Makes a
Big Change on Guns
Sep 4, 2019 10:24 AM CDT
Kroger Makes a Big Change on Guns
Grocery chain doesn't want customers openly carrying in its stores anymore
- 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'
Nov 23, 2018 9:45 AM CST
How Toys R Us Has 'Risen From the Grave'
You'll find Geoffrey's Toy Box in hundreds of Kroger-owned stores nationwide
- In March Toys R Us announced it was closing for good and leaving 33,000 people out of work. But the
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'
Oct 26, 2018 4:38 AM CDT
Witness: Kroger Shooter Said 'Whites Don't Kill Whites'
Gregory Bush tried to access black church before supermarket attack
- 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
Aug 23, 2018 9:20 AM CDT
Big Change Coming to Kroger, and It's Starting in Seattle
Supermarket chain to get rid of all plastic bags by 2025
- 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'...
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