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A peek inside Kroger’s $170 million revamp

We’ve got details on Kroger’s renovation and expansion projects in stores throughout Lexington.

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Kroger has fresh look — shop your local store to see the improvements throughout.

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Have you noticed anything different about Kroger lately? The grocery store is getting a $170 million refresh.

Since July 2023, Kroger has been busy unveiling multiple renovation and expansion projects in stores across Lexington and Louisville that focus on elevating the customer experience through new offerings, building remodels, updated decor, and more. By the end of 2024, Kroger is expected to invest $170 million in improvements.

Kroger’s development projects, by the numbers:

In 2023 alone, Kroger spent $90 million on region-wide improvements. Here’s how it breaks down:

  • $32 million. The total dollars spent on interior remodels.
  • 2. The number of new fuel centers.
  • 100. The number of stores in the region (including Lexington, Louisville, Southern Illinois, Southern Indiana, and Eastern Kentucky) that received at least minor updates.
  • $80 million. The projected total spend to complete projects in 2024 — making Kroger’s investment into regional stores a total of $170 million in 2023 + 2024 combined.
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In addition to investing in the local stores, Kroger donates millions every year to community initiatives and programs.

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What’s new

Look for these optimizations, updates, and new features the next time you shop Kroger:

  • Improved flow + reduced wait time at checkouts
  • Pickup order expansions
  • Updates in the fresh produce section (Fun fact: Kroger is good for local growers by being the state’s largest Kentucky Proud purchaser.)
  • More grab and go options in the Meat, Seafood, and Deli sections
  • New Starbucks and kiosk updates
  • Expanded bakeries and delis
  • Building improvements as needed, including new roofs, new refrigeration systems, updated restrooms, floor rejuvenation, building sign replacements, and new parking lots

Which stores got updates in the Lexington area?

Stores completed in 2023

Lexington

  • 4225 Harrodsburg Rd. (new fuel center)
  • 170 Bellerive Blvd.
  • 4750 Hartland Pkwy
  • 150 W Lowry Ln, Suite 190

Versailles

  • 212 Kroger Wy.

Morehead

  • 300 Kroger Center

Stores to be completed by early 2024

Lexington

  • 1650 Bryan Station Rd.
  • 1600 Leestown Rd., Suite 150

Nicholsville

  • 200 East Brannon Rd.

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