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Columbus Business First reports that Kroger is opening a new format - bannered as Fresh Eats MKT - in various central Ohio locations, describing it as a "different kind of convenience store."

The story says that the format includes "produce, deli, beer, wine and floral departments, as well as a drive-thru pharmacy and a Starbucks with indoor and outdoor seating."
KC's View:
Love it ... at least, I love the idea and the willingness of Kroger to try new things. As for the execution ... well, I'll let you know. (I have a family wedding in Ohio at the end of the month, and I'll check one of the stores out.)