We sweat the details.

Empire specialists in each department are determined to showcase your products in strict accordance with store planograms for high visibility and greater sales. And we’re your in-store experts, constantly monitoring quality control, proper rotation, training and promotional execution. Here is a brief look at what services our category experts provide each and every day.

Grocery

We check retail pricing, proper rotation, planogram compliance and ensure store associates know of upcoming sales promotions and displays are well stocked. Empire stays on top of it all for flawless execution.

Meat and Seafood

Empire checks for product quality to make sure products look their freshest and assist with in-store education to make sure customers know how to best prepare and serve these proteins each and every day.

Deli-Bakery-Cheese

We are responsible for assisting with planograms, supporting promotions, manage product displays and train store staff to ice cakes, bake bread and create enticing cheese trays, desserts and fresh meals for shoppers in search of quick, easy, delicious meal solutions.

Fresh Produce

Presentation and freshness are everything in the produce aisle. Our produce specialists stay on top of it all, checking product quality, proper rotation and handling, and making sure it has the freshest look.

Natural and Organic products

This growing area deserves special attention. Our specialists not only make sure products are displayed properly, we train store employees to help shoppers appreciate what sets your product apart.

Private label “Our Brands” expertise

At the corporate level, Empire has a dedicated “Our Brands” team managing Kroger’s growing portfolio of brands in Meat, Seafood, Produce, and Deli/Bakery. And because we’re right there working side by side with Kroger category managers, we understand the challenges they face and the products they seek. Our private label team introduces new products to Kroger’s “Our Brands” team, from concept to supplier sourcing and production. Let us help you navigate the detailed approval process smoothly.

  • Food technology
  • Consumer panels
  • New product testing
  • Merchandising development

700+ Empire team members nationwide exclusive to Kroger

Empire digs deeper to give you not just facts and figures, but innovative sales and marketing opportunities you can take to the bank.

Empire Marketing Strategies locations

To provide the most knowledgeable resources at every level, Empire has a division president and dedicated representatives in each department at all 18 Kroger divisions.

Salt Lake

States Serviced

Smith's

az, id, mt, nv, nm, ut, wy
President
Steve Hallsey
Address
2327 Decker Lake Boulevard
West Valley City, UT US 84119
Phone
801.214.9631

Corporate

Address
1014 Vine Street
#2550
Cincinnati, OH US 45202
Phone
513.835.1247

Wichita

States Serviced

Dillon’s

ks

Gerbes

mo

Baker's

ne
President
Bob Gossett
Address
P.O Box 75256
Wichita, Kansas 67275
Phone
316.708.0382

Portland

States Serviced

Fred Meyer

ak, id, or, wa

QFC

or, wa
President
Todd Jackson
Address
3800 Southeast 22nd Avenue
Mail Stop 4002/34E
Portland, OR US 97202
Phone
503.797.3563

Roanoke

States Serviced

Kroger

ky, oh, tn, va, wv
President
Glenn Thompson
Address
5815 Airport Road Northwest
Suite D
Roanoke, VA US 24012
Phone
540.342.1292

Phoenix

States Serviced

Fry's

az
President
John Chiesa
Address
9830-A South 51st Street
Suite A-136
Phoenix, AZ US 85044
Phone
480.961.8126

Nashville

States Serviced

Kroger

al, ky, tn
President
Dave Sharp
Address
2525 Perimeter Place Drive
Suite 135
Nashville, TN US 37214
Phone
404.229.6810

Milwaukee

States Serviced

Roundys

wi

Copps

wi

Metro Market

wi

Pick 'n Save

wi

Mariano’s

il
President
John Schoshinski
Address
P.O. Box 510860
Milwaukee, WI 53203, USA
Phone
602.819.0233

Louisville

States Serviced

Kroger

il, in, ky

Jay C

in

Ruler Foods

il, in, ky, mo, oh, tn
President
Mike Porter
Address
1530 Ormsby Station Court
Louisville, KY US 40223
Phone
502.244.0998

Memphis

States Serviced

Kroger

ar, ky, ms, mo, tn
President
Jeff Davis
Address
5390 Estate Office Drive
Suite 1
Memphis, TN US 38119
Phone
901.378.2217

Los Angeles

States Serviced

Ralphs

ca

Food 4 Less

ca, il, in
President
Eric Veltri
Address
16804 Gridley Place
Cerritos, CA US 90703
Phone
714.690.4800

Houston

States Serviced

Kroger

la, tx
President
Eli Prica
Address
19245 David Memorial Drive
B
Shenandoah, TX US 77385
Phone
936.271.5101

Indianapolis

States Serviced

Kroger

il, in, mi, mo, oh
President
Phil Gillig
Address
7869 East 88th Street
Indianapolis, IN US 46256
Phone
317.842.4075

Detroit

States Serviced

Kroger

mi
President
David Romain
Address
P.O. Box 200
Saint Clair Shores, Michigan 48080, USA
Phone
313.300.2811

Denver

States Serviced

King Soopers

co, wy

City Market

co, nm, ut, wy
President
Kelly Bruce
Address
3001 South Jamaica Court
Suite 102
Aurora, CO US 80014
Phone
303.369.3967

Dallas

States Serviced

Kroger

la, tx
President
Scott Slansky
Address
751 Freeport Parkway
Suite 150
Coppell, TX US 75019
Phone
513.309.3257

Columbus

States Serviced

Kroger

mi, oh, wv
President
Donna Hill
Address
4864 Blazer Parkway
Dublin, OH US 43017
Phone
614.633.8388

Cincinnati

States Serviced

Kroger

in, ky, oh
President
Michael Davis
Address
11243 Cornell Park Drive
Blue Ash, OH US 45242
Phone
513.519.7755

Atlanta

States Serviced

Kroger

al, ga, sc
President
Greg Lennon
Address
1901 Montreal Road
Suite 104
Tucker, GA US 30084
Phone
678.614.4204

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