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More than 2,000 Stores to Host Epicurean 'Savor World Flavor' Event
CINCINNATI, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) Family of Stores today invited customers to be inspired by the tastes and flavors of Mexico during a first-of-its-kind epicurean event in local stores called Savor World Flavor: Taste of Mexico.
Dozens of new product selections, cooking demonstrations and food sampling are planned during the company's first Savor World Flavor event for three weeks in June.
Customers can also visit http://experiencesavorworldflavor.com online to view recipes, watch videos, find a schedule of in-store events, register to win prizes – including three trips to Mexico – and more.
"Savor World Flavor is about re-igniting our customers' passion for food through the authentic tastes and cuisines of world cultures," said Michael Donnelly, Kroger's vice president of merchandising. "Carefully selected foods and recipes will create a unique fiesta for the senses in our stores during Taste of Mexico – and provide exciting and easy new options to help solve the daily question, 'what's for dinner?'"
The popularity of Mexican cuisine is on the rise. Campbell's Culinary & Baking Institute named Regional Mexican one of the top ten food trends in 2014.
Customers are invited to enjoy the complete Taste of Mexico experience beginning in stores later this week, and are encouraged to check with their local stores or at http://experiencesavorworldflavor.com for dates and times for sampling, cooking demos, games to win coupons and prizes, and more, including:
Throughout grocery aisles, customers will find many authentic Mexican brands and products like: Paletas (ice pops made from fruit); Crema Mexicana (buttery-rich table cream for entree toppings); Mexican Coke (sweetened with cane sugar); Cajeta Coronado (caramel topping made from goat's milk); Arcoiris Cookies (marshmallow and vanilla stacked cookies); and more.
Kroger, one of the world's largest retailers, employs more than 375,000 associates who serve customers in 2,640 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 34 states and the District of Columbia under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry's, Harris Teeter, Jay C, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith's. The company also operates 786 convenience stores, 320 fine jewelry stores, 1,240 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food processing plants in the U.S. Recognized by Forbes as the most generous company in America, Kroger supports hunger relief, breast cancer awareness, the military and their families, and more than 30,000 schools and grassroots organizations. Kroger contributes food and funds equal to 200 million meals a year through more than 80 Feeding America food bank partners. A leader in supplier diversity, Kroger is a proud member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber's Million Dollar Club.
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