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Kroger’s Women’s EDGE Group Hosts Shoe Drive at Its Triangle Stores June 20-29

Associates at Local Grocer Encourage Raleigh-Durham Community Members to Donate Shoes to Those in Need

Raleigh, NC, June 18, 2014 --( The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), the nation’s largest traditional grocery retailer with 14 stores throughout the Triangle and North Carolina, has announced that its Women’s EDGE group will host a shoe drive in all 14 Triangle stores from Friday, June 20 through Sunday, June 29. During this time, members of the Women’s EDGE organization will donate and coordinate drop offs of shoes for those in need.

Women’s EDGE is a group of diverse, strong, focused and caring Kroger associates whose mission is to strengthen women by creating opportunities to grow into leaders both professionally and personally. The organization is comprised of five committees to help each member learn more about the Kroger business and the opportunities available. These committees include professional development, community involvement, membership, event planning and communication.

Since its establishment in 2013, Women’s EDGE has already made an impact on the Triangle community. In November, the organization donated more than 2,000 coats to local charities across the Mid-Atlantic region through its coat drive initiative, followed four months later by a contribution of 1,200 volunteer hours during its community service week. The shoe drive will mark the third initiative in six months hosted by the organization.

“Kroger is committed to giving back to the community, and we are so proud of the Women’s EDGE group for coordinating these initiatives to improve the lives of those in need with this project,” said, Allison McGee, customer communications specialist for Kroger’s mid-Atlantic marketing region. “We are equally appreciative that this group of women has come together to support each other to create an environment within Kroger that fosters both personal and professional growth. Having already seen such impressive results with the previous two donation efforts by Women’s EDGE, we are certain the shoe drive will be a great success.”

About Kroger:
Kroger Mid-Atlantic operates 14 stores throughout the Triangle, including Apex (1), Cary (1), Garner (1), Fuquay-Varina (1), Raleigh (4) and Durham (6). This division of the nation’s largest traditional grocery retailer has 118 stores, 113 pharmacies and 75 fuel centers in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and the eastern portions of Tennessee, Kentucky and Ohio, with headquarters in Roanoke, Va. Kroger Mid-Atlantic supports many Triangle hunger relief, health and wellness initiatives, and community organizations. Kroger supports the Triangle community through organizations like the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, the V Foundation for cancer research, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, and many more. Kroger Mid-Atlantic’s parent company, headquartered in Cincinnati, employs more than 338,000 associates who serve customers in 2,439 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 34 states under two dozen local banner names. For more information, please visit
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