Kroger Cuts Ribbon on Multi-Million Dollar Investment in Geist
Kroger today celebrated the completion of a multi-million dollar investment in northeastern Indianapolis. Leaders of the Kroger Central Division joined store associates and local dignitaries for the morning ribbon cutting at 9835 Fall Creek Road.
Pam Matthews, Kroger Central Division president, said, “The improvements we’ve made here represent our company’s “Restock Kroger” initiative. We want to make sure our customers find brighter, more appealing stores, an even greater selection of products and upgraded technology that serves the needs of busy families. And all of that comes with the friendly customer service Kroger is known for.”
Kroger invested $3.6 million to remodel and update the store. Shoppers will appreciate a new look inside the building and an array of products that will satisfy the tastes and timetables of customers. The store will offer new “Grab and Go” options from the improved deli and, from our Chicken Co. department, restaurant-quality chicken. Busy customers will also appreciate the availability of curbside pickup. That service begins next week.
Every Kroger ribbon cutting is an opportunity to support important community programs. Today, store manager Andy Golden and Kroger district manager Robert Ethridge presented hunger relief donations worth $85,000, expanding Kroger’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste plan. Outreach Indiana received more than $3,600 to provide for homeless teens and young adults. Kroger presented $5,000 in gift cards to help La Plaza ensure that needy Latino families can put food on the table. Second Helpings received a donation of $36,000 to strengthen its food delivery program. Kroger also donated $40,000 to the Julian Center. The domestic violence shelter will use those funds for the daily meals provided to its residents. The center’s dining room was recently unveiled as The Kroger Café.
Golden and Ethridge also joined our partners at Kraft-Heinz Foods in a donation of $25,000 to the Riley Children’s Foundation, the top annual philanthropic partner of Kroger’s Central Division.
Ribbon-cuttings offer an opportunity to honor the longest-serving associate at each location. At the Geist store that person is Marty Moon. He has been a loyal Kroger associate for 42 years. Division president Matthews praised his dedication and said Moon “is a role model for the friendly and caring spirit we seek from every Kroger associate.”