Kroger Installing Beer Taps

Kroger is, of course, the BIG boy on the block in the south. Question being: “Will this make it to Nashville, Chattanooga, Clarksville, southern KY, etc. As residents well know, Kroger takes a while to compete seriously with trends like this, and seems quite reluctant. They finally gave in Nashville when Publix didn’t just go away, like previous attempts to go up against the big boy. In the Dayton/Cinci area, part of this articles commentary, they have long had to compete with the likes of Meijers and local beloved: Dorothy Lane -PGA

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Kroger is tapping in-store beer stations and tastings in the supermarket chain’s latest push to drive customer traffic.

This fall, customers will be able to buy or bring in their own growlers to fill with craft beers fresh from in-store taps at the new Kroger Marketplace in Oakley as well as the Harper’s Point Kroger store in Montgomery. The stores will establish busy schedules of weekday and weekend tastings for craft beer aficionado as well as the curious and thirsty.

More stores in the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky-Dayton market are also on tap to get the taps, including the Corryville replacement store next year and the Anderson Township Marketplace by 2017 as part of a remodel. Kroger also plans to serve wine at the beer taps stations.

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