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2014-09-15 12:22:40

50 Million Pounds of Fresh Meat, Produce & Dairy Meals Donated in 2013 CINCINNATI, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced that it has donated more than 50 million pounds of fresh meat, produce, dairy and bakery items to local Feeding America food banks in 2013 through its groundbreaking Perishable Donations Partnership. That is enough bread, meat, cheese and produce to lay 3,700 miles of Kroger's classic deli sandwiches side-by-side from...

2014-09-11 16:29:10

Workers Target Fred Meyer and QFC Stores Across Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska TUKWILA, Wash., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of Teamster warehouse workers will meet in Tacoma on Saturday to take part in a multi-state consumer action aimed at educating Fred Meyer customers in Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, and Washington about the company's attempt to degrade workers' health care plans and outsource good, family-wage jobs....

2014-08-18 08:28:37

CINCINNATI, and BOCA RATON, Fla., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) and Vitacost.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: VITC), a leading online retailer of healthy living products, today announced the successful completion of Kroger's tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares of common stock of Vitacost.com for $8.00 per share in cash. The tender offer expired at 5:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time, on August 15, 2014. Kroger expects to complete the acquisition of the...

2014-08-06 12:28:24

CINCINNATI, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) was recognized recently for the company's commitment to employee health and wellness by both the National Business Group on Health and the American Heart Association. "Kroger is committed to giving our associates the tools to improve their health in both big and small ways," said Theresa Monti, Vice President of Total Rewards. "We're making great progress in improving our health, and these awards recognize our...

2014-07-02 08:26:37

Adds Online Technology and Fulfillment Platform to Accelerate Growth Into eCommerce Channel and New Markets CINCINNATI and BOCA RATON, Fla., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) and Vitacost.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: VITC), a leading online retailer of healthy living products, today announced a definitive merger agreement under which Kroger will purchase all outstanding shares of Vitacost.com for $8.00 per share in cash, or approximately $280 million. The purchase price represents...

2014-04-26 20:20:51

CINCINNATI, April 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) said today it has recalled Private Selection Chocolate Hazelnut Mascarpone Ice Cream sold at the Kroger family of stores in 31 states and Private Selection Caramel Hazelnut Fudge Truffle Ice Cream sold at the Kroger family of stores in 15 states because the products may contain egg not listed on the label. People who are allergic to egg could have a severe reaction if they consume this product. For consumers who...

2014-04-22 12:23:12

Releases Video Series to Raise Awareness About Sustainable Seafood Practices CINCINNATI, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) invites customers to celebrate Earth Day by looking to the sea - and to the future of seafood - through a video series designed to inform customers about the company's work to source sustainable seafood. "We know that our customers value our commitment to sourcing sustainable seafood," said Suzanne Lindsay-Walker, Kroger's director of...

2014-02-11 12:24:19

Top Digital Coupon Platform Provider Combines with Leader in Customer Personalization CINCINNATI and SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced it has purchased the assets of YOU Technology Brand Services, Inc., the Silicon Valley-based leader in digital coupons and promotions. Founded in 2008, YOU Tech's retailer-centric, cloud-based platform bridges the gap between online engagement and in-store purchases, creating a measurable way for...

2014-01-02 12:23:09

CINCINNATI, Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) Family of Pharmacies is providing up to a 30-day supply of certain prescriptions at no upfront cost to customers who have enrolled in the Affordable Care Act's Public Health Insurance Marketplace but do not yet have identification information from an insurer. "Every January, our pharmacists and technicians help customers navigate through new plan transitions. It is part of our commitment to the health and wellness of...

2013-12-18 23:26:15

With newly expanded distribution, Health Beauty Life magazine hits the newsstands with national retailers in the month of December. Oceanside, CA (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 Health Beauty Life Media, the rising star of interactive media, is proud to announce that the winter issue of Health Beauty Life magazine is now available on newsstands. This is the first issue available since expanding distribution of the quarterly lifestyle publication, which has been in production since 2010. In...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'