Kroger’s Family of Stores Hosts "Celebrate the Season" Open House for Customers Nov. 9

Local Grocer Holds Holiday Party with Demonstrations, Samples, Special Sales and Activities Featuring Entertainment and Cooking Tips

Raleigh, NC, November 03, 2013 --( The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), the nation’s largest traditional grocery retailer with 14 stores throughout the Triangle and North Carolina, has announced that it will host a 2013 “Celebrate the Season” open house at all locations Saturday, Nov. 9 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This special event will transform the stores into a holiday party where customers can enjoy a variety of samples, demonstrations, special sales and other unique activities promoting ways to entertain, cook and decorate for the holidays.

Customers who visit this open house will receive informational brochures on Kroger programs and special deals as they enter participating stores. Stations will be set up throughout each store offering samples of holiday treats and demonstrations on how to create seasonal favorites. Display and sample items will vary at each store but can include selections from the meat/seafood, produce and deli/bakery departments.

Additionally, the open house will serve as the kick-off event for the annual Salvation Army Angel Tree Holiday Dinner Promotion, which will run through Saturday, Dec. 14. Each of the 14 stores in the Triangle will host an Angel Tree with up to 250 names of children from the community. Customers can select a name from the Angel Tree and pay $25 for a Kroger Gift Card for that child. The money raised from these purchases will go to the Salvation Army, which will present the families of those children with $25 gift cards for a holiday meal.

“Celebrate the Season’ is a wonderful open house that allows the Kroger family to present customers with the opportunity to check out a dazzling assortment of foods, floral arrangements and other exciting special activities,” said Carl York, advertising and public relations manager for Kroger’s mid-Atlantic marketing region. “We enjoy getting into the holiday spirit, and we hope everyone will take advantage of this unique event designed to inspire our guests and help them prepare for the busy season at hand.”

About Kroger:
Kroger, the nation’s largest traditional grocery retailer, has 14 stores throughout the Triangle, including Apex (1), Cary (1), Garner (1), Fuquay-Varina (1), Raleigh (4) and Durham (6). Headquartered in Cincinnati, the company employs more than 338,000 associates who serve customers in 2,439 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 31 states under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Jay C, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry's, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith’s. The company also operates 788 convenience stores, 361 fine jewelry stores, 1,046 supermarket fuel centers and 40 food processing plants in the United States. Kroger focuses its charitable efforts on supporting hunger relief, health and wellness initiatives, and local organizations in the communities it serves. For more information, please visit
Robert Buhler