The suspected gunman accused of fatally shooting 2 people at a Kroger grocery store reportedly tried to enter a black church minutes earlier

The suspected gunman accused of killing two black people at a Kroger supermarket in Jeffersontown, Kentucky, on Wednesday attempted to enter a predominantly black church minutes before the attack. Surveillance video at the nearby First Baptist Church showed Gregory Bush, a 51-year-old white man from nearby Louisville, unsuccessfully trying to pry open the church’s front […]

Aldi is overhauling its stores to win the grocery wars — and it’s coming straight for Walmart and Kroger

Business Insider/Hayley Peterson Aldi is adding more fresh, organic, vegetarian, and vegan items to its US stores in what will be the biggest product refresh in its history. Once the product rollout is complete in early 2019, about 20% of the items in Aldi’s stores will be new. Some of those items include veggie noodles, […]

Kroger is surging after crushing earnings thanks to booming online sales (KR)

AP Kroger easily topped first-quater expectations on Thursday. Digital sales spiked 66% over the previous quarter as Kroger faces increasing competition from Amazon. The stock surged more than 8% in early trading. Follow Kroger’s stock price in real-time here. Kroger surged more than 9% early Thursday after the US’s largest grocery chain posted earnings that […]

Kohl’s could be the unlikely key to Whole Foods reaching 52 million new customers — and it’s ‘vastly negative’ news for Kroger (KSS)

Business Insider/Hayley Peterson Kohl’s is adding Aldi to as many as 10 of its locations as the department-store chain looks to drive more traffic to its big-box stores. If Whole Foods struck a similar deal with Kohl’s, it would expose the grocer to tens of millions of new customers and make it a bigger threat […]

Kroger is the next grocery chain hoping to cut checkout lines

It’s not just tech giants like Amazon or corporate behemoths like Walmart that are hoping to reduce the need for checkout lines. Kroger is expanding its Scan, Bag, Go self-checkout technology from a handful of stores in the Cincinnati area (which have been testing it for 5 years) to 400 stores in 2018. The system […]

Kroger is taking a direct shot at Amazon and Walmart and making checkout lanes obsolete (KR)

AP Kroger‘s new “Scan, Bag, Go” technology allows customers to scan and pay for goods as they shop. The grocery chain is rolling it out to 400 stores in 2018. Amazon revealed plans in December to introduce a similar technology to its own brick-and-mortar grocery concept, called Amazon Go, which is still in the planning phases. Walmart is […]

Lidl eviscerates Kroger for trying to undermine its US launch in new court filing (KR)

Business Insider/Hayley Peterson Lidl is firing back at Kroger and denying any wrongdoing after Kroger accused the German-based supermarket of trademark infringement in a recent lawsuit. “Kroger has offered a striking absence of evidence in support of its claims,” Lidl said in court papers filed in a Virginia US District Court on Friday. Lidl said Kroger’s claims of copyright infringement […]

This regional chain just beat Trader Joe’s and Kroger as America’s favorite grocery store

Publix Dept Store Americans can’t get enough of Publix. The grocery chain, which has stores throughout the Southeast, was recently voted best grocery chain in the US. Publix tied with Wegmans for the top spot in an annual survey of almost 13,000 shoppers, conducted by the consumer insights firm Market Force Information.  For the past four […]

Kroger will now chop vegetables for you

Kroger/YouTube Kroger is diving into the fast-growing meal-kit business. The supermarket chain is offering meal kits — or packages that contain recipes and accompanying ingredients — at a handful of stores and launching them nationwide over the next year, Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen said Wednesday in a letter to shareholders. The $ 1.5 billion meal-kit market is […]