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Kroger's new Downtown store opens Wednesday morning. The store at Court and Walnut features a supermarket on the first floor and a food court on the second.

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Kroger is asking the Environmental Protection Agency to set industry standards that would eliminate food waste.

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Kroger says it will support and encourage farming practices that protect pollinators, like bees. One environmental activist group says that's a good start, but they want more specifics.

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Kroger on Wednesday broke ground on its first high-tech fulfillment center in Monroe. The automated warehouse with digital and robotic capabilities is expected to generate more than 400 new jobs.

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In 2017 Kroger closed its grocery in Walnut Hills, placing the neighborhood among several communities in the city considered food deserts, areas without access to fresh, healthy food for miles. The Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation took ownership of the former Kroger building but realized it wasn't viable to get another large grocery retailer into the location. The Foundation is now planning to use grant money to launch a grocery store in a location to be determined.

Taste Of Cincinnati Adds New Bites And Eco-Friendly Options

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Taste of Cincinnati is focusing on becoming more eco-friendly and boosting rising artists in its 40th year.

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A new tower at Court and Walnut in Downtown Cincinnati is closer to completion after a topping ceremony Friday morning. The last four yards of concrete were poured and a tree raised to the roof of the 18-story mixed-use development.

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The federal government will charge the man who killed two people in a Jeffersontown Kroger last month with three federal hate crimes.

A white man charged with shooting and killing two African-Americans at a Kroger supermarket in Kentucky last week had first tried to enter a predominantly African-American church, police say.

Gregory Bush, 51, was charged with killing Maurice Stallard, 69, and Vickie Lee Jones, 67, at the supermarket in Jeffersontown, Ky., a suburb of Louisville.

As more information about the Wednesday attack and its alleged perpetrator have emerged, there are indications that Bush chose his targets because of the color of their skin.

The man who police say shot and killed two people at the Jeffersontown Kroger on Wednesday has been identified as 51-year-old Gregory Bush.

On Wednesday afternoon, Jeffersontown Police Chief Sam Rogers said Bush shot and killed a male victim inside the Kroger. He then ran out of the store and shot several rounds at a woman, who also died. At that point, an armed citizen in the parking lot engaged Bush with gunfire in the parking lot. No additional injuries resulted from that altercation.

A short time later, police apprehended Bush on Hurstbourne Parkway. Rogers said the investigation is ongoing, and police say Bush’s motive is still unknown.

Jeffersontown Police have confirmed that two people have been killed at a shooting at a Kroger in suburban Louisville.

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Over the next seven years, the nation's largest grocery chain plans to rid its nearly 2,800 stores of plastic bags. 

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Oxfam wants Cincinnati-based Kroger to be more transparent about where it gets the products it sells in its family of grocery chains.

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At the nondescript two-story brick building at the northwest corner of Elm and Ninth streets is Kroger's new Culinary Innovation Center, a state-of-the-art -- and super-secretive -- test kitchen and education center.

Any dumpster diver can tell you: Grocery stores throw away a lot of food.

But food discarded off the shelf is just one way that grub gets trashed. There's other waste along a grocery store's supply chain —rejected crops at farms, for example — that's often overlooked. So The Center for Biological Diversity and The "Ugly" Fruit and Veg Campaign recently asked the 10 largest U.S. supermarkets how they handle food waste, and gave each store's efforts a letter grade.

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The Rev. Jesse Jackson is leading a national boycott of Cincinnati-based Kroger following the company's decision to close two stores in predominantly black Memphis neighborhoods and a third in Clarksdale, Miss. He elaborated on the boycott Tuesday while standing outside the former Walnut Hills Kroger, which was closed last year when the University Plaza Kroger opened in Corryville.

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Kentucky's secretary of state says no to President Trump's Election Commission, the Commonwealth's governor and attorney general continue their running feud and several new Kentucky laws recently go into effect. We'll discuss these and other recent developments in Kentucky politics. And we'll look at the latest Tri-state business news, including how Kroger is working to meet the challenges of a changing supermarket industry.

Lisa Andrews

Brightly painted, repurposed newspaper boxes are popping up all over Cincinnati. Inside you won't find papers but non-perishable items for anyone in need. Lisa Andrews started her first tiny food bank called the "People's Pantry Cincy" in Pleasant Ridge. With a grant from People's Liberty, Andrews is branching out to 10 local neighborhoods, including Walnut Hills. The recent closing of Kroger has created a food desert in that community.

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Cincinnati City Council will vote Wednesday on three ordinances needed to allow a plan to build a new Kroger store in Downtown to move forward.

The Budget and Finance Committee met Monday and approved the measures.

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President Trump was in Cincinnati Wednesday for a speech on rebuilding America's waterways. The Kroger Company announced plans to build a mixed-use project downtown, which will include the first grocery store the company has had downtown since 1969. And Cincinnati City Council looks at the city's budget and funding for the second year of the streetcar. 

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