Kroger closing two-year-old concept store

7:56 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 Business

Kroger is closing a store testing a new fresh and local food concept a little under two years after opening.

The Cincinnati-based grocery giant told Supermarket News that in January it will be shutting down its Main & Vine test store, located in Gig Harbor, Wash.

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Kroger’s Head of Corporate Communications and Media Relations Kristal Howard told the trade publication in an email that corporation learned new things from the venture and “Our family of companies has already started to incorporate some of these features and unique offerings in other stores across the country, including the new Fred Meyer store opening next month in Gig Harbor.”

The 27,000-square-foot store had focused on healthy, affordable eating and stocked locally supplied options.

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