Walgreens, Kroger Partner on Pilot Store Format
Walgreens and Kroger are working together to pilot an exploratory store format at 13 Walgreens locations near Kroger’s Cincinnati headquarters. The companies said the format will combine Kroger’s grocery expertise with Walgreens’ strengths in pharmacy, health and beauty.
Kroger and Walgreens will develop and test a format that allows for a one-stop shopping experience in which consumers can encounter products and services from both retailers. Shoppers at the Northern Kentucky stores will be able to order Kroger grocery items online and pick up at the participating Walgreens locations. Additionally, the stores will stock Kroger’s own brand products, including such private-label brands as Simple Truth. The companies said they would conduct the pilot over the next several months, listening to customer feedback.