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A peek inside Kroger’s $170 million revamp

We’ve got details on Kroger’s renovation and expansion projects in stores throughout Louisville.

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Kroger is looking a little different nowadays — shop your local store to see the improvements throughout.

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Have you noticed anything different about Kroger lately? The grocery store is getting a $170 million refresh.

Since July 2023, Kroger has been busy unveiling multiple renovation and expansion projects in stores across Louisville and Lexington that focus on elevating the customer experience through new offerings, building remodels, updated decor, and more. By the end of 2024, Kroger is expected to invest $170 million in improvements.

Kroger’s development projects, by the numbers:

In 2023 alone, Kroger spent $90 million on region-wide improvements. Here’s how it breaks down:

  • $32 million. The total dollars spent on interior remodels.
  • 3. The number of new Wine and Spirits locations (in Buckner, plus two more soon-to-open locations on Terry Rd. and La Grange Rd.)
  • 30,000 sqft. The size of the expansion at the Mt. Washington store.
  • 100. The number of stores in the region (including Louisville, Lexington, Southern Illinois, Southern Indiana, and Eastern Kentucky) that received at least minor updates.
  • 2. The number of new fuel centers.
  • $80 million. The projected total spend to complete projects in 2024 — making Kroger’s investment into regional stores a total of $170 million in 2023 + 2024 combined.
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In addition to investing in the local stores, Kroger donates millions every year to community initiatives and programs.

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What’s new:

Look for these optimizations, updates, and new features the next time you shop Kroger:

  • Improved flow + reduced wait time at checkouts
  • Pickup order expansions
  • Updates in the fresh produce section (Fun fact: Kroger is good for local growers by being the state’s largest Kentucky Proud purchaser.)
  • More grab and go options in the Meat, Seafood, and Deli sections
  • New Starbucks and kiosk updates
  • Expanded bakeries and delis
  • Building improvements as needed, including new roofs, new refrigeration systems, updated restrooms, floor rejuvenation, building sign replacements, and new parking lots

Which stores got updates in the Louisville area?

Stores completed in 2023:

Louisville

  • 12501 Shelbyville Rd.
  • 12450 La Grange Rd.
  • 9440 Brownsboro Rd.
  • 9501 Westport Rd.
  • 3039 Breckenridge Ln.

Buckner

  • 2835 S Hwy 393 (new location)

Mt. Washington

  • 234 Eastbrooke Pkwy. (new building expansion)

Stores to be completed by early 2024:

Louisville

  • 12611 Taylorsville Rd.
  • 7509 Terry Rd.

Shelbyville

  • 311 Boone Station Rd.

Elizabethtown

  • 3040 Dolphin Dr.

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