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Kroger's plans to expand operations in Blue Ash have the go-ahead from the Ohio Tax Credit Authority. The board Monday morning approved a 65 percent, 10-year job creation tax credit.

  We learned yesterday that Kroger has acquired the majority of Cincinnati-based DunnhumbyUSA, the data analysis company that provides it with customer information. 

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The relationship between the nation's largest supermarket chain and a market researcher is about to become tighter. 

Cincinnati based Kroger and dunnhumby Ltd. are replacing their current joint venture with a new agreement.  The grocery store company will also buy certain assets of dunnhumbyUSA, and operate under the name 84.51° with 500 current dunnhumbyUSA employees in Cincinnati. Those employees will become associates of 84.51°, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Kroger Co.

Protesters take argument to Kroger shareholders

Oct 29, 2014
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As Kroger shareholders met in Erlanger Wednesday morning, protesters gathered outside demanding a change to store policy. The nation's biggest supermarket company does not stop customers from coming into a store with a firearm, if state laws permit.  For one advocacy group that can be a problem. 

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Cincinnati-based Kroger has agreed to change the label on some of its chicken products.

The move is part of an agreement to dismiss a lawsuit in a federal court in California.

Under the settlement Kroger is agreeing to remove the phrase "raised in a humane environment" from the labeling on its Simple Truth chicken packaging.

The proposed class action case was filed in 2014 by an individual consumer who contended that the "raised in a humane environment" claim was misleading.

Cincinnati-based Kroger is taking over Harris Teeter Supermarkets in a transaction valued at about $2.5 billion. The merger means Kroger will buy all outstanding shares of Harris Teeter for $49.38 per share in cash.

Harris Teeter has 212 stores in the southeastern and mid-Atlantic markets and in Washington, D.C. Those stores will maintain the Harris Teeter brand name. The company posted revenues of approximately $4.5 billion for the 2012 fiscal year.

In a release, Kroger Chairman and Chief Executive Officer David B. Dillion says: