The agreement covers more than 9,000 members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union who work at 71 Indianapolis-area Kroger stores.
Kroger stumbles as competition gets fiercer in grocery industry
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A Louisville woman alleges she became ill with salmonella after eating pre-cut melon produced by Indianapolis-based Caito. The firm issued a voluntary recall last week. Kroger is a co-defendant in the case.
Kroger Co., the biggest U.S. supermarket chain, plans to widen a ban on Visa Inc. credit cards. And the grocer hasn’t ruled out expanding the ban to include all of its stores.
Kroger, America’s biggest supermarket chain, has remodeled two stores to test out the new features, which include “digital shelves” that can show ads and change prices on the fly along with a network of sensors that keep track of products and help speed shoppers through the aisles.
Kroger Co. and United Kingdom-based online grocer Ocado Group are working on identifying sites for three automated distribution centers in the United States this year and may open as many as 20 within three years.
Since the grocer bought seven former Indianapolis-area Marsh stores last July, it has reopened only a three.
The Cincinnati-based grocery chain instead is opting to renovate a much smaller existing grocery across the street from where the proposed store would have been built. The decision leaves a massive hole for Kite Realty Group to fill in Fishers Station shopping center.
The stores employ 11,000 associates in 18 states and operate under the banners Turkey Hill, Loaf ‘N Jug, Kwik Shop, Tom Thumb and Quik Stop.
Chicago-based Mer Car Corp. owns the 95,700-square-foot strip center anchored by a Kroger, where Southeastern and English avenues meet, just west of where the justice center is set to be built.
The supermarket giant kicked off its biggest rally in more than two years after saying it might sell its convenience-store business. The operation spans 18 states, including Indiana, and generates about $4 billion in sales.
The newly created moniker is a nod to the Needler family of Findlay, Ohio, third generation grocers. The former Marsh stores are owned by Michael Needler Jr. and his sister, Julie Needler Anderson.
The internet juggernaut spent its first day as the owner of a brick-and-mortar grocery chain cutting prices at Whole Foods Market as much as 43 percent.
Kroger said it will first focus on reopening seven of the stores, spending $20 million on renovations.
Rather than featuring long, tall aisles like traditional groceries, the new-format stores featured a courtyard in the center with a dozen “boutiques” around the perimeter, each selling a certain category of goods.
The biggest U.S. supermarket chain lost more than $7 billion in market value combined on Thursday and Friday, the biggest two-day loss for the company since December 1999.
A lawsuit alleging Kroger stores in Indiana have for years knowingly failed to collect and remit state sales tax on hundreds of non-exempt food items and other goods will be heard in state court after a judge denied the grocers’ bid to transfer the suit to federal court.
Under the agreement, prospective store buyers Kroger and Fresh Encounter would be able to operate pharmacies at the locations much sooner than rival CVS expected.