- The Cincinnati-based food retailer Kroger announced during its annual shareholder meeting last week that the company willl invest about $110 million in Michigan and hire 2,000 workers at 128 stores over 15-18 months.
- Chairman and CEO David B. Dillion noted a 7.1% increase in sales as the company also outlined its "zero waste" goals.
- Kroger's plans also include opening two new Michigan stores in 2013.
From the article:
... Last year in Michigan, Kroger upgraded and remodeled 21 of its 128 locations, said Dale Hollandsworth, a company spokesman. Kroger has made a point to partner with the state's tourism ad agency, Pure Michigan, to offer Michigan-made goods. ...