Kroger Opens Little Clinics

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Kroger has announced four new in-store health clinics in central Indiana. The grocer and The Little Clinic are planning to open additional locations throughout the state over the next year. July 1, 2014

News Release

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Kroger Central Division opened four locations of The Little Clinic in Indianapolis this week. Additional locations in Indiana are planned in the next year. The Little Clinic is operating in the following four Kroger stores:

-5810 East 71st Street, Indianapolis

-1930 East Main Street, Plainfield

-5025 West 71st Street, Indianapolis

-1330 West Southport Road, Indianapolis

The Little Clinic cares for patients seven days a week, with no appointment necessary and provides care for the entire family 18 months and older. The clinics are staffed by board certified nurse practitioners specializing in family practice. The Little Clinic treats common family illnesses, provides vaccinations and physicals, offer health screenings and much more. A complete listing of available services, accepted insurances and clinic locations can be found online at TheLittleClinic.com.

Kroger Quote:

Kroger Central Division president Jeff Burt said, "The Little Clinic strengthens Kroger's commitment to associate and customer health & wellness. Not only will their compassionate and knowledgeable customer service model enhance our industry-leading pharmacy team, they will reinforce Kroger's comprehensive efforts to offer healthier food choices to customers. We continue to offer hundreds of new natural and organic foods under our Simple Truth banner. Kroger manufacturing has taken steps to produce healthier food, such as low or no sodium canned vegetables. We have moved nutrition information to the front panel of Kroger brand items, in larger font so customers can clearly see how healthy their food choices are. We have leveraged www.Kroger.com and our Kroger app to provide more information on healthy food choices and recipes than ever before. Kroger even redesigned our shelf tag system and signage with wellness in mind. Perhaps most importantly, Kroger invests more generously than any of our competitors in healthy associates. That includes low or no cost preventive care, tobacco cessation programs, weight management and fitness challenges and much more. The Little Clinic will help Kroger accelerate our efforts toward healthier associates and healthier customers."

"Bringing our business model of convenient, affordable healthcare to Indianapolis is an exciting expansion for us," said Mike Stoll, The Little Clinic chief executive officer. "The Little Clinic serves as a valuable role in the lives of today's busy consumers who need quality, easily accessible healthcare close to where they live, work and shop."

Kroger Background

The Kroger Co. has been serving local communities for 131 years. The Kroger Central Division has 136 food stores, 114 pharmacies and 82 fuel centers operating under four banners; Kroger, Scott’s, Owen’s and Pay Less, with locations primarily in Indiana and Illinois, in addition to three stores in Missouri, one in Michigan and one in Ohio. Kroger Central Division is dedicated to supporting every local community it serves, contributing more than $14 million in 2013 to local organizations, primarily focusing on hunger relief, K-12 education, health causes and diversity. The Kroger Co. was recently named the most generous company in America in a Chronicle of Philanthropy listing detailed in Forbes Magazine. At Kroger we value: honesty, respect, inclusion, diversity, safety and integrity.

About The Little Clinic

Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., The Little Clinic is a pioneer in customer-focused healthcare with a mission to provide convenient, affordable healthcare and wellness education. A wholly-owned subsidiary of The Kroger Company, The Little Clinic healthcare clinics are currently located inside select Kroger stores in Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee and Ohio; King Soopers in Colorado, Fry's Food Stores in Arizona, and Kroger and JayC stores in Indiana. The Little Clinic was awarded The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval in 2009 and obtained reaccreditation in 2012. Visit The Little Clinic online at www.thelittleclinic.com, www.facebook.com/thelittleclinic and www.thelittleclinic.blogspot.com.

Sources: The Kroger Co. and The Little Clinic