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Kroger cuts ribbon on multi-million dollar project

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Kroger celebrated the completion of a multi-million-dollar investment in Montgomery County. A ribbon-cutting Wednesday morning in Crawfordsville marked the end of a significant renovation project.

Changes at 1660 Crawfordsville Square Drive are evident in an array of upgrades inside the store. Shoppers have new food options, new technology to speed checkout and an enlarged pharmacy. The company is also adding the Kroger Pickup as one more service to simplify shopping for our customers.

“Such investments represent our determination to do more than put food on the table,” said Pam Matthews, Kroger central division president. “We promise a friendly and caring environment where our products are fresh for everyone. We are redefining the grocery experience by making it even easier for shoppers to enjoy Kroger quality, selection and value in a setting that reflects our interest in the environment and sustainability.”

The changes mark the latest transformation for Kroger in Crawfordsville. The company began serving the city in 1967. The Crawfordsville Square store has been operating since December of 1996.

At its ribbon-cutting celebrations, Kroger honors each store’s longest-serving associate. For this store, that person is Gayle Conway, a meat cutter who has been on the team since May 1977.

The ribbon-cutting also provided the setting for $12,000 in donations. Kroger donated $2,000 to pay unpaid school lunch bills at Crawfordsville Community School Corporation. The contribution will reimburse the school system for the meals served to needy students. Kroger also donated $10,000 to Food Finders Food Bank. Both contributions support the Zero Hunger | Zero Waste plan, Kroger’s hunger relief commitment.

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