For the second straight year, Danone North America’s Oikos activated its sponsorship of the National Football League Draft with a “Flavor Draft” campaign at Kroger, this time expanding the effort’s footprint by including Midwestern chain Roundy’s.
Walgreens and Kroger are working together to pilot an exploratory store format at 13 Walgreens locations near Kroger’s Cincinnati headquarters. The format will combine Kroger’s grocery expertise with Walgreens’ strengths in pharmacy, health and beauty.
Tucked into Microsoft’s massive booth, Kroger representatives brought to market the partners’ just-announced Retail as a Service product for the retail industry, showcasing the Microsoft Azure-powered smart technology system that has already modernized some Kroger pilot locations.
Sales of Tyson Foods' Grilled & Ready chicken were struggling as part of a total decline in foot traffic within the frozen department at Kroger stores. So the brand and retailer set out to develop a program that would drive awareness and trial by touting the product's convenience.
Kroger has stopped taking Visa cards at the 21 stores and five fuel centers it operates under the Foods Co. banner in California to protest the cost of the company's swipe fees, Bloomberg reports.
Iceland-based supplier Niceland Seafood has partnered with distributor Seattle Fish Co. to launch fully traceable seafood, offering info via on-pack QR codes and planning to incorporate blockchain technology.