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Friday, September 27, 2019

Kroger Unveils Cinci Food Hall

Look forward to seeing this in person.   Particularly interested in seeing their multiple food court idea.   Have in the past seen some of their test restaurant in town, and found them good but not good enough.   My advice is to get this right up front.   Excite people enough to come in and repeat visit.  Food first and then translate it to good, diverse food at home, on the run, in the office ...

Kroger Unveils Cincinnati Food Hall in WinSightGrocery
Two-level downtown store features local restaurant outpost and expands 1883  ... "

In a move Kroger officials describe as a physical expression of its “food-first” culture, the retailer this morning will unveil a new store in downtown Cincinnati that features the company’s first food hall, among other new attractions.

The 52,000-square-foot unit in Cincinnati’s central business district is a block away from Kroger’s headquarters and in reach of the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. It anchors an 18-story residential tower.

The food hall, to be known as the On the Rhine Eatery, features Cincinnati restaurant brands, including Django Western Taco, Dope Asian Street Fare, Eli’s BBQ and Queen City Whip, as well as Kitchen 1883 Cafe and Bar, Kroger’s American food restaurant concept. The opening comes as Kroger attempts to align itself more authentically with food culture and improve customer experience in stores as part of its Restock initiative. It follows the opening of the 1883 concept, the establishment of a Culinary Innovation Center and an expansion of elevated own-brand items under its Simple Trust, Private Selection and HemisFares labels.  .... "

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