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March 15, 2010
Kroger gas stations are popping up everywhere. When the one on Brambleton Avenue opens in a couple of months, it will be the eighth Kroger Fuel Center in the Roanoke Valley. In January, number seven opened in West Salem.  They're looking for at least two more suitable locations in the Valley. The Cave Spring location is on leased property. Kroger has invested more than $100,000 on land owned by a man in the Charlottesville area. They're filling in the site to raise the terrain to make it directly accessible from Brambleton Avenue.
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Nadine Maeser and WDBJ7 Multimedia Journalist | April 30, 2013
A big name grocery store is cracking down on coupons. Kroger recently announced it is lowering prices and cutting back on coupons in parts of the country, including Virgina. Many customers said this is the first they are hearing of a major supermarket stepping away from the coupon craze. "I think it will really affect the lower income people because they really plan on getting that much money off,” said Shirley Jarmulowicz. Jarmulowicz has clipped coupons for more than 30 years and has enjoyed taking advantage of Kroger's option to double coupons.
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David Seidel and Assignment Manager | September 15, 2011
Some tense moments for Kroger workers and shoppers in Bonsack.  The store was evacuated Thursday morning because of a fire. A refrigerator truck caught fire in the loading area behind the building.  Heavy smoke went into the store.  Roanoke County fire crews were able to put out the flames quickly. The damage was isolated to the trailer.  No one was hurt.
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Joe Dashiell and Reporter | November 16, 2012
Tough times and rising demand have created challenges for Feeding America Southwest Virginia, but this week the food bank has reason to celebrate.  Friday, the organization recognized a partnership that's bringing in millions of pounds of food and providing more room for volunteers.   The food bank dedicated the Kroger Volunteer Center, renovated space at its Salem distribution center that was funded with a 70-thousand dollar grant from the grocery chain. Kroger has also increased donations of food, sending products to the food bank it can't sell in its stores.
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December 5, 2011
Kroger gas stations are now providing a charge. Kroger has opened an electric car charging station at the Kroger Fuel Center off University City Boulevard in Blacksburg. It's the first electric car charging station Kroger has opened in the Mid-Atlantic region. Two cars can be fueled up at a time and initially the charges will be free, according to a Kroger press release. As part of the grand-opening of the electric car charging station, Kroger will hold special discounts and giveaways this week.
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WDBJ7 Web Staff | September 19, 2012
Check your refrigerator. Kroger is recalling spinach sold at grocery stores in 15 states, over possible Listeria contamination. The recall includes stores in Virginia. The recall is for "Fresh Selections" bagged Tender Spinach. It was sold in 10 ounce packages and has a best by date of September 16th. If you have the product, you can return it to the store for a refund or replacement. Listeria can lead to illness, especially in people who have a weakened immune system. Kroger says the stores affected are in Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Knoxville, Tennessee, Greater Cincinnati, including Northern Kentucky, Dayton, OH and South Eastern Indiana, Central and Northwest Ohio and N. West Virginia panhandle, Michigan, Indiana (except SW IN, -Evansville-)
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WDBJ7 Web Staff | November 9, 2012
WDBJ7 is teaming up with Kroger and Feeding America for the "Home and Away" food drive to help victims of Hurricane Sandy. The drive is Friday, November 9, and Saturday, November 10. Please bring canned food and other foods that won't spoil to the Tanglewood Kroger parking lot in Roanoke County from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on those days. For every three non-perishable items you donate, one will go to our local food bank, and two will go to the areas hardest hit by Sandy.
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Joe Dashiell and Reporter | November 16, 2010
Western Virginia's only Ukrop's closed in late October of last year. Later, the entire Richmond-based grocery chain was sold, but members of the Ukrop family kept their kitchen open, and now some old favorites are finding new customers at Kroger. Gracie Boone approves.  "It's good," she told us after sampling a Good Meadow rainbow cookie at the Bonsack Kroger.  And her mom is pleased to see the products return. "I think it's awesome," Danielle Boone said, "because when I did shop at Ukrop's I loved the products, so I think it's great.
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October 24, 2011
Coca Cola is teaming up with Kroger and four local governments to promote recycling in the Roanoke Valley. The Recycle and Win Program was unveiled Monday morning.  Flyers explaining the program are in the mail today, and soon a prize patrol will be cruising the Valley to reward citizens who recycle properly with $50 Kroger gift cards. Other communities where Coca Cola has introduced the program have seen recycling rates increase as much as 30 percent.
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Melissa Gaona and WDBJ7 Multimedia Journalist | March 5, 2013
Wintry weather is expected on Wednesday, and the Roanoke Valley could see between two and four inches of snow.  Store managers at Kroger Tanglewood in Roanoke County say snow is always good for business. Manager Joe Burke told WDBJ7 that sales were up 20 percent on Sunday. The most popular items sold at grocery stores were bread, eggs, milk, and fire logs. Whether it's one inch of snow or six, you can bet certain shelves will always be empty.  
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