Kroger caters to Hispanic food shoppers with Mercado brand

Rollout of new private label follows supermarket giant’s recent opening of a “Hispanic concept store” in Houston.


Kroger extends delivery reach in Colorado with new ‘spoke’ site

Approximately 57,000-square-foot facility supports larger Ocado-automated “hub” fulfillment center in Aurora.

Supermarket giants “talked to dozens of potential buyers” for divested stores before selecting C&S Wholesale Grocers, the CEO said in the opening keynote.

Stores would see regionally sourced items expanded by 10% if Albertsons acquisition gains regulatory clearance.

New fall seasonal collection falls under the grocer's premium Private Selection own brand.

Analyst calls the national agreement “relatively swift and painless” versus deals made by drug store chains.

Wall Street sees divestiture deal as positive step, while UFCW remains cautious about potential impact on workers.

Quarterly loss reflects $1.4 billion charge from nationwide opioid settlement.

Wholesaler to buy 413 stores—including QFC, Mariano’s and Carrs banners—in 17 states and D.C. plus eight distribution centers and five private brands.

Fresh Perspectives: Reports about a possible $2 billion, 400-store divestiture to the wholesaler have the industry buzzing.

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