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Kroger to Host March to Savings Event in the Triangle to Celebrate Menís College Basketball Tournament

March 16-19, Four Local Stores Will Host Parking Lot Celebrations to Help Fans Get in The Spirit and Save

Raleigh, NC, March 11, 2016 --( The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), the nation’s largest traditional grocery retailer with 14 stores throughout the Triangle and North Carolina, has announced that
March To Savings will roll into the Triangle March 16-19. Four local Kroger stores will host the event, which features a tailgate-style parking lot celebration in anticipation of the Men’s College Basketball Tournament.

Raleigh’s PNC Arena will be home to the first and second rounds of the tournament this year. To help the Triangle get in the spirit, Kroger invites basketball fans to visit the March To Savings events, where they can take their best shot at scoring a bucket, pose at the photo station to create a personalized retro basketball card, enjoy food samples, snag exclusive coupons and spin the prize wheel for a chance to win one of several premium giveaways – including game tickets (FYI, tickets will only be given away at events on March 16th and March 18th).

March To Savings will take place at the following Kroger stores in the Triangle from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on the dates below:

· Raleigh:
o Wednesday, March 16th – 6300-150 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh, NC 27612
o Friday, March 18th – 350 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27609

· Durham
o Thursday, March 17th – 3457 Hillsborough Road, Durham, NC 27705
o Saturday, March 19th – 3420 Southwest Durham Drive, Durham, NC 27705

“At Kroger we understand the excitement and love for college basketball here in the Triangle,” said Allison McGee, spokesperson for Kroger’s Mid-Atlantic Division. “We hope Kroger shoppers, and the entire community, will come to these events to celebrate the tournament being in Raleigh and enjoy some family-friendly fun. Plus, with outstanding giveaways and exclusive coupons, shoppers have a chance to save big while celebrating March Madness.”

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 nearly 400,000 associates who serve customers in 2,625 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 34 states and the District of Columbia under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry's, Harris Teeter, Jay C, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith's. The company also operates 782 convenience stores, 326 fine jewelry stores, 1,330 supermarket fuel centers and 37 food processing plants in the U.S. Recognized by Forbes as the most generous company in America, Kroger supports hunger relief, breast cancer awareness, the military and their families, and more than 30,000 schools and community organizations. Kroger contributes food and funds equal to 200 million meals a year through more than 100 Feeding America food bank partners. A leader in supplier diversity, Kroger is a proud member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber's Million Dollar Club. For more information, please visit
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