Kroger and Walgreens: A one-stop shop for food and drugs?

 

Source: Rachel Siegel, Washington Post ( Paid Registration )

A one-stop shop for your grocery and pharmacy needs is what Kroger and Walgreens have in store. Through “Kroger Express,” the grocer will add more 2,300 products at 13 Walgreens locations in Northern Kentucky, selling dairy, meat, produce, frozen foods and more.

The partnership comes as brick-and-mortar retailers look for new ways to compete with e-commerce giants, especially when it comes to groceries. Analysts say both companies could stand to benefit: Kroger could see a major boost to its national footprint if the pilot expands. And Walgreens could reel in foot traffic as shoppers regularly refill their prescriptions and decide to pick up dinner, too.

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