Cincinnati / OH. (tkc) The Kroger Company reported its second quarter 2021 results and will update investors on how key initiatives are positioning the company for long-term sustainable growth.
Comments from Chairman and CEO Rodney McMullen
«Our strategic focus on leading with fresh and accelerating with digital continues to build momentum across our business. Kroger’s seamless ecosystem is working. This was evident during the quarter as we saw customers seamlessly shift between channels, and we continued to see strong digital engagement. Customers are eating more food at home because it is more affordable, convenient, and healthier than other options.
«Our associates continue to support our customers and our communities through the pandemic by delivering a full, fresh, and friendly experience every day. We are committed to our environmental, social, and governance strategy to advance positive outcomes for people and our planet and create more resilient global systems, driven by our Zero Hunger | Zero Waste social and environmental impact plan.
«We are leveraging technology, innovation, and our competitive moats to deliver against the initiatives outlined at our 2021 investor day, and we remain confident in our ability to deliver total shareholder returns of 8 percent to 11 percent over time.»
For further information please view the company’s statement (PDF | 138 KB):20210910-KROGER-Q2-2021