In-store concepts feeding customers’ needs

As food retailers gain more experience providing prepared-foods solutions for their customers, they are carefully selecting restaurant partners or developing concepts themselves that meet the needs of their shoppers. Some operators that had previously relied primarily on in-house foodservice have begun bringing in more restaurant concepts from outside, especially local [...]

2019-05-13T23:10:24+00:00May 13th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Kroger, Walgreens test cameras in aisles

Retailers are testing out smart shelves and coolers with penny-sized cameras that collect information on shoppers and their purchases, according to the Associated Press. The technology is aimed at personalizing the shopping experience, but also raises questions about customer privacy. Kroger has placed cameras in two stores near Cincinnati and [...]

2019-05-01T23:35:28+00:00May 1st, 2019|Tags: , |

Meet the 45-year-old executive helping Kroger take on Amazon, Walmart, and Aldi

The stakes have never been higher for Kroger. The 135-year-old grocery chain is facing stronger competition than ever before, between Amazon's foray into groceries with its acquisition of Whole Foods, Walmart's multi-billion-dollar investments in store remodels and digital grocery services, and the rapid growth of German discount grocers Aldi and [...]

2019-04-16T15:32:56+00:00April 16th, 2019|Tags: , |

The CEO of Kroger, America’s largest supermarket chain, explains why the company’s merger with the country’s 6th favorite grocer puts them in the perfect position to take on Amazon and Whole Foods

Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods didn't come as much of a surprise to Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen. "We assumed that at some point, Amazon was going to do something in the physical world," McMullen told CNBC anchor Sara Eisen at the National Retail Federation's 2019 Big Show. He said that [...]

2019-01-14T16:19:57+00:00January 14th, 2019|Tags: , |