A bigger and better Kroger store has opened its doors to York County. On Wednesday, May 13 at 8 a.m., shoppers welcomed in the brand new Tabb Kroger, located at 5007-2 Victory Boulevard in the Village Square at Kiln Creek.
In early 2014, The Kroger Co., the nation’s largest traditional supermarket retailer, announced its plans to collaborate with Kmart. This new Kroger store at Village Square at Kiln Creek is the largest traditional grocery store on the Peninsula. As part of the arrangement and in partnership with Village Square landlord, The Breeden Company, the existing Kmart remodeled and subdivided to make way for a new Kroger grocery store.
At 90,000 square feet, the York County Kroger store will increase its size by more than 35,000 square feet, offering customers more selection and greater variety.
“We saw an opportunity to enhance the grocery shopping experience for our customers in Tabb and worked hard with our partners to deliver a new store that we’re proud of and that we hope our existing customers will enjoy,” said Anne Jenkins, Kroger Mid-Atlantic’s spokesperson. “It’s a short distance away and a different store, but we can guarantee that it’s the same great customer service our York customers have come to expect.”
The new Kroger store will include wider aisles, more check-out lanes to ensure faster checkout times, increased product selections and the opportunity to save on fuel at the Kroger Fuel Center that opened March 31. In addition, customers can expect a variety of new and unique features, including:
· A nine pump Kroger Fuel Center with 18 pumping dispensers for shoppers to save more on fuel when they shop at Kroger.
· A cheese shop from Greenwich-based Murray’s cheese, offering more than 175 varieties of cheese from all around the world.
· A Starbucks kiosk, the world’s largest coffeehouse with more than 20,000 stores in 61 countries, with a seating area and free Wi-Fi.
· A Little Clinic that staffs board certified nurse practitioners authorized to diagnose, treat and write prescriptions for common illnesses and provides a wide selection of additional services such as camp and sports physicals, health screenings and a number of vaccinations.
· Non-grocery departments that include sections that offer a variety of products including pet supplies, baby and infant gear, toys and more.
· An expansive natural foods department offering bulk dry goods, gluten-free items and other specialty, dietary-specific items.
· A Deli Bistro that includes a full menu and meals prepared to order, café seating, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen televisions. Chefs are on hand to offer cooking and menu planning advice.
· A full-service drive-thru pharmacy.
Due to the increase in the store’s size, the York County store grew its team of associates to 250, nearly doubling from the previous location. In total, Kroger invested nearly $25 million in the new store and fuel center in Tabb.
“We appreciate our customers making this move with us to the new location,” said Shelia Jenkins, store manager at Tabb Kroger store. “I can’t wait to see their reaction to the assortment, variety and high quality of the new items they’ll find at the new Kroger.”
On the morning of the grand opening, the first 500 customers will receive “Breakfast on Kroger,” including a dozen eggs, bread, cereal and sausage links. From opening day through Tuesday, May 19, Kroger will give away items to the first 500 customers in the store each day. Items included in the giveaway include products like Good Meadow’s White House Rolls, Coca-Cola and more.