Kroger: Will expand FoodsCo in Oakland

Oakland, Calif. Kroger Co. said Monday it will open two new stores under its FoodsCo banner in two East Oakland, Calif., neighborhoods by 2012, according to a report by Supermarket News.

The stores are being planned in underserved areas of East Oakland that have been without local grocery stores for 20 years, the report said, citing Oakland’s Economic Development Agency.

FoodsCo is a price-impact, warehouse-style banner Kroger Co. operates in California.

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