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Kroger vows more space for local products

Kroger vows more space for local products

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. said Tuesday that it commit to making more local products available to its customers following its proposed merger with Albertsons Cos. Once the deal is consumated, the combined company will increase the number of local products in its stores by 10%, which equates to at least of 30 new local products

Kroger expands recycling program with TerraCycle

Kroger expands recycling program with TerraCycle

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. marked Earth Day on Thursday by announcing the expansion of its Simple Truth Recycling Program to include all of its private-label brands, including Private Selection, Kroger Brand, Comforts, Luvsome and Abound. Developed in partnership with international recycling leader TerraCycle, the Kroger Our Brands Recycling Program is designed to offer customers a

Kroger to launch marketplace with third-party sellers

Kroger to launch marketplace with third-party sellers

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. plans to expand its Kroger Ship service to include more than 50,000 new items via a marketplace of third-party sellers. The expanded service, which is expected to launch this fall, will be powered by Mirakl, a software platform that specializes in digital marketplaces “Our customers are increasingly turning to our e-commerce

IRI Growth Summit looks to future of CPG

IRI Growth Summit looks to future of CPG

LAS VEGAS —IRI’s 2018 Growth Summit kicked off yesterday at the Wynn Las Vegas with a record-breaking attendance of approximately 1,500 participants. The Chicago-based market research firm’s 15th annual IRI Growth Summit, running from April 16-18 features visionaries and leaders from the world’s top consumer packaged goods manufacturers, retailers and media agencies.With an ever-changing marketplace,