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Kroger plans to open two prototype stores in Texas



The Kroger Co. is preparing to open two new concept prototype stores, the chain’s two largest units to date, in the Houston marketplace, the Houston Business Journal reported.

The new concept, The Kroger Marketplace, is a 125,000-sq.-ft. store that will feature a Fred Meyer Jewelers’ store, a large home furnishing section with Ashley Furniture, as well as grocery and deli merchandise, a large floral section, gourmet and chef-prepared foods, a wine shop with a wine steward, a drive-thru pharmacy and a Kitchenplace area with upscale kitchenware and place settings.

The first location, in Brazos Town Center, Rosenberg, Texas, will open in November. The second store, in Waterside Marketplace,  Richmond, Texas, will open in December, the report said.

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