Kroger Debuts Prep + Pared Meal Kits

Cincinnati-based grocer Kroger has introduced a collection of private brand meal kits designed to compete head to head with meal kit services such as Hello Fresh and Blue Apron, the Cincinnati Business Courier reported. The kits are currently available in four Cincinnati stores – Hyde Park, Oakley, Harpers Point and Sharonville – with expansion expected in adjacent areas.

The new brand Prep + Pared broadens the retailer’s private brand portfolio with a brand designed to deliver the ingredients necessary to prepare a meal for two in about 20 minutes. Dishes include Moroccan Inspired Spring Vegetables, Creamy Chicken + Bacon Alfredo, Japanese Inspired Beef Bowl and Chimichurri Steak. Prices start around $14.




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Christopher Durham
Christopher Durham is the President of My Private Brand and the Co-founder of The Vertex Awards. He is a strategist, author, and consultant who has worked with Family Dollar, Petco, Staples, Office Depot, Best Buy, Metro, Lowe’s, Food Lion, Hannaford and more building private brands. Durham has published five definitive books on private brands including his first book Fifty2: The My Private Brand Project. In 2017, he will debut his latest book Vanguard: Vintage Originals a look at innovation and disruption in private brand going back to the mid-1800’s. Durham lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife Laraine and two daughters Olivia and Sarah.