The Kroger Co. is testing home delivery of groceries from two of its stores in its headquarters city of Cincinnati, its latest move in the online shopping arena.
Customers living within eight miles of the stores in Whitewater Township and Sharonville, Ohio, the Cincinnati Inquirer reported.
For $11.95 paid online, consumers can order groceries from Kroger and have them delivered by The Grocery Runners, which has been independently providing local delivery since 2016 from Kroger stores offering the retailer’s click-and-collect service, ClickList, the Inquirer reported.
"We'll determine how the partnership is going in a couple months and expand from there," Kroger spokeswoman Patty Leesemann told the newspaper.
Kroger has been busy testing delivery services at banners throughout its nationwide service area, including Uber pilot programs with Harris Teeter in metro Washington, D.C., and Kroger in Dallas; and Shipt with Harris Teeter stores in North Carolina.