The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) has completed the renovation of one of its Bloomington stores. On Thursday, the company will host a grand reopening in College Mall and premiere a new store format, which is part of a $10 million investment.

January 5, 2015

News Release

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Kroger Central Division leaders will celebrate the grand reopening of the company’s College Mall store in Bloomington, Indiana at a celebration at 7:30 AM Thursday, January 8th.

The total economic investment in this store is nearly $10 million and brought more new jobs to Bloomington.

Prior to the Thursday morning opening, a special preview party will be held in the new food court Wednesday evening, January 7th. In addition to local dignitaries, Kroger has invited their top customers from across Bloomington.

The Kroger Co. has been serving local communities for 131 years. The Kroger Central Division has 136 food stores, 114 pharmacies and 85 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 once again 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.

Source: The Kroger Co.

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