Twice now, on March 13 and again on April 27, President Trump gathered some of the country's top corporate executives — from test producers to lab processors to major retailers — to tout his plan to make COVID-19 testing widely available. His vision: Blanket the country in drive-through testing sites.

A Kroger grocery store in Dearborn, Mich.
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Kroger is backing off demands that employees who were paid to stay home after exhibiting symptoms consistent with coronavirus repay those wages.

A gloved shopper prepares to load up her purchases in the Kroger parking lot in northeast Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, April 8, 2020.
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In Dayton, supermarkets are taking a host of measures designed to promote social distancing and keep shelves stocked and supply chains moving. They’re capping shopper numbers, enforcing one-way aisles and socially distanced checkout lines.

Unlike the old fashioned head count some stores are using to keep customers socially distanced, Kroger is using camera sensors and predictive analytics, freeing up more employees to work inside the store.

These days, a familiar place – the grocery store – looks very different. They remain open as essential businesses, even as other stores close. But they’re making accommodations to keep the new coronavirus from spreading. 

A sign outside a Kroger grocery store encourages shoppers to maintain social distancing while in the store.

Kroger and Giant Eagle have joined other stores in following Gov. Mike DeWine’s order to limit the number of customers shopping in retail stores at a given time to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Some grocery stores and supermarkets have made operational changes over COVID-19 concerns. Those changes include reduced hours to allow for restocking and cleaning.

A Kroger grocery store in Dearborn, Mich.
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Kroger announced this week it’s getting into the meal delivery game.

Kroger, Walgreens To Stop Selling E-Cigarettes In U.S.

Oct 8, 2019
A woman using an electronic cigarette exhales in Mayfield Heights, Ohio
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Two major retailers say they will no longer sell e-cigarettes in the U.S. amid mounting health questions surrounding vaping.

Kroger is asking the Environmental Protection Agency to set industry standards that would eliminate food waste.

Kroger says it will support and encourage farming practices that protect pollinators, like bees. One environmental activist group says that's a good start, but they want more specifics.

Part of the old Kroger Bakery at 427 and 457 Cleveland Avenue.
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The old Kroger Bakery factory will get a new life, if the Columbus Landmarks Foundation gets its way.

Kroger announced Monday that it’s closing its Columbus Bakery facility effective immediately, laying off more than 400 employees.

Kroger on Wednesday broke ground on its first high-tech fulfillment center in Monroe. The automated warehouse with digital and robotic capabilities is expected to generate more than 400 new jobs.

Debbie Holmes

Central Ohio's Kroger employees have agreed to a new labor deal.