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Kroger Moves C-store Business to McLane

Supply chain services provider McLane Co. Inc. has landed a service agreement with The Kroger Co. to service the grocery giant’s 787 convenience stores located across 18 states, under the Loaf ‘N Jug, Turkey Hill Minit Market, Tom Thumb, Kwik Shop and Quik Stop banners.

“We look forward to our partnership with McLane and the company’s ability to support our continued focus on the products that matter most to our customers,” said Jeff Parker, Kroger’s president of convenience stores.

Tony Frankenberger, president of McLane Grocery, noted that Kroger continues to raise the bar in terms of product and foodservice offerings, convenient locations, and customer satisfaction. “We look forward to seeing explosive growth and success as the company capitalizes on the many customer-centric offerings that set McLane apart from the competition,” he said. “Whether it is the centralized control of our procurement and operations that provide our customers superior service and consistency of performance and product offerings regardless of location, to taking advantage of our best-in-class technology to assist in reducing cost and driving efficiency at retail.”

Frankenberger further noted McLane’s “industry-leading cold-chain network, expanded fresh foods program and award-winning category management expertise.”  

A wholly owned unit of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Temple, Texas-based McLane Co. Inc. provides grocery and foodservice supply chain solutions for convenience stores, mass merchants, drug stores and chain restaurants throughout the United States.

Cincinnati-based Kroger operates 2,796 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states and the District of Columbia, in addition to 2,253 pharmacies, 787 convenience stores, 324 fine-jewelry stores, 1,439 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States.

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