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Kroger Pharmacist Accused Of Taking Up-Skirt Photo By Squatting Next To Customer In Line

It’s an unfortunate reality in this mobile world we’re living in that people who shouldn’t be taking photos of say, the view up a person’s skirt, can now more easily do so with these handy devices we all have at the ready. That’s what has one Kroger store pharmacist in hot water in Georgia. [More]

Kroger Expands Online Reach With $280M Purchase Of Vitacost.com

Kroger Expands Online Reach With $280M Purchase Of Vitacost.com

Kroger Co., the largest supermarket operator in the United States, plans to expand its online grocery offerings now that it has made the move to purchase Vitacost.com. [More]

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At Kroger, “Local” Produce Comes From Within 400 Miles

The virtue and environmental impact of buying locally-grown produce is a controversial question, but produce trucked from a nearby farm usually tastes better, at least. It’s also nice when a grocery store points out which items of produce come from farms in your community. The key question is, how do you define “local”? [More]

Cilantro Is Not Local To Ohio When Grown In California

Cilantro Is Not Local To Ohio When Grown In California

It’s not that Nancy expects all of the produce sold at her local Kroger to be grown locally. That’s not possible, especially if you like things that can’t be grown in Ohio. For example: bananas. She does expect that when the company labels produce as locally grown, that it is. The store has some trouble with this concept. [More]

28 Attorneys General Urge Major Retailers To Discontinue Tobacco Sales

28 Attorneys General Urge Major Retailers To Discontinue Tobacco Sales

Is it a conflict of interest when stores that sell products to improve your health also make billions every year selling cigarettes? More than two dozen Attorneys General think so, and are lighting a fire under the nation’s largest drugstore and supermarket chains to get them to quit. [More]

Albertsons Owner Will Pay $9B To Walk Down The Aisle With Safeway

Albertsons Owner Will Pay $9B To Walk Down The Aisle With Safeway

Prepare for the “save the date”, because there’s another marriage on the way. This time between the second- and fifth-largest grocers in the United States. [More]

Survey Says: Walmart Is Worst Discount Retailer & Worst Supermarket

Survey Says: Walmart Is Worst Discount Retailer & Worst Supermarket

Walmart may be the nation’s largest retailer and its biggest supermarket chain, but the latest results from the American Customer Satisfaction Index once again show that Big W continues to lag far behind all of its competition. [More]

All these are worth less than a popular messaging app.

27 Major Companies That Are Worth Less Than WhatsApp

Just how big of a deal is the $19 billion WhatsApp is getting from Facebook in the acquisition announced yesterday? It’s a pretty freaking big deal — especially when you consider that there are a whole lot of major companies –including many that produce physical goods you can reach out and touch — that have been around longer than WhatsApp and are worth a lot less. [More]

Kroger Sued Over Labeling Of “Simple Truth” Chicken

Kroger Sued Over Labeling Of “Simple Truth” Chicken

As we’ve discussed before, many commonly used food labels like “organic” and “natural” can mean very little and are often just marketing lingo. Now the folks at Kroger are facing a potential class-action lawsuit that could determine whether its Simple Truth products lives up to the promises on the label. [More]

QFC Applies Target Math, Rewards Customers For Buying Less Sour Cream

QFC Applies Target Math, Rewards Customers For Buying Less Sour Cream

Sarah tried. Really, she did. She wanted to save money and packaging by purchasing a larger quantity of her preferred brand of sour cream, Alpenrose but her local grocer and their Target math stood in her way. What’s Target math? That’s when it costs you more per unit to buy something when you buy a larger quantity, despite the normal rules of commerce. [More]

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Kroger Uses Infrared Cameras To Cut Customer Wait Times

My first job was at a mom-and-pop grocery store. We normally had only one checkout line open, but if things backed up, someone would just hop on the other register and the logjam would ease. Seems like a simple enough concept, but apparently too simple for a supermarket chain like Kroger, which has turned to high-tech infrared cameras to improve its customers’ wait times. [More]

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Septuagenarian Sues Kroger After Being Attacked For Handing Out Food In Parking Lot

You may remember the story from last August about an Atlanta-area man who said he was physically assaulted by a Kroger manager when he attempted to help out another customer in need by giving her some food he’d just purchased. Now the victim has now sued that former manager, the grocery chain, and a private security firm over the incident. [More]

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Report: Walmart & Kroger Among Top Bidders For Hostess Assets

A Twinkie here, a Ho Ho there — with bidders reportedly lining up to gobble Hostess’ assets, the brand’s snacks could be split up among some big name brands. Walmart and Kroger are said to be in the scrum of companies waiting to bid on the bits and pieces that remain of Hostess during its liquidation sale. [More]

Coupon-Man!

Couponing, Interrupted: Front-Line Employees Speak Out About Kroger Spider-Man Promotion

Earlier this week, we shared Sarah’s story about her failed attempt to get a free bag of Pirate’s Booty from a coupon provided at Safeway. The top half of this sheet advertised the DVD of the new “Spider-Man” reboot; the bottom had two separate coupons. One coupon (for batteries) specified that the customer had to buy the DVD in large letters. The other (for Pirate’s Booty snack food) didn’t. Sarah says that she tore off this coupon and went to claim her four ounces of cheesy goodness. That’s when things went horribly wrong, The cashier refused to take the coupon, acted like Sarah was trying to run a scam, and–worst of all–mocked Sarah when the cashier thought that she had left the store. She hadn’t. She was standing right nearby. [More]

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Sprouts Are Out At Kroger

If you’re a fan of fresh sprouts and a Kroger shopper, you’ll have to choose between the two after this weekend, when the supermarket chain sells the last of the little green veggies, which are apparently a pain in the butt to keep clean. [More]

This innocent family has NO IDEA their favorite breakfast foods have been moved. None.

Lender’s Introduces The Baker’s Half-Dozen: Five Bagels

Kroger is ever so thoughtful. Maybe a little creepy, too. Michael received an e-mail from the grocer notifying him that a product he’s bought in the past–Lender’s frozen bagels–won’t be available anymore. That’s sad, but we’re sure that he’ll muddle through somehow. “Nice to know they’re concerned about our finding products we’ve shopped for….” he writes. [More]

Kroger Manager Fired For Allegedly Attacking Man Who Handed Out Food In Parking Lot

Kroger Manager Fired For Allegedly Attacking Man Who Handed Out Food In Parking Lot

After you buy food at the grocery store, it’s pretty much yours to do with as you wish, right? But a Kroger manager in Georgia didn’t believe that an elderly customer would just want to hand out food to hungry people, and allegedly attacked the man, losing his job in the process. [More]

Yep, The Easter Candy Is Out Already At Safeway And Kroger

Yep, The Easter Candy Is Out Already At Safeway And Kroger

In 2008, we published the first reports of Easter candy in stores on December 31. In 2009, they were spotted on shelves on December 23. Last year, the first appearance crept back to December 16. This year, our first reports came from Safeway and Kroger stores as early as December 2. [More]