Kroger to open new Madison store on Wednesday

MADISON – On Wednesday, Sept. 13, a long-awaited Kroger store in Madison will be open. Located at 8855 Hwy 72 E, the store broke ground on Nov. 1, 2022, and will be the first Kroger location opened in the city in over six years. It had been planned for years, but put on hold until last Fall. According to a press release announcing the opening, shoppers will be able to see an over $27 million investment aimed to provide a unique, all-inclusive shopping experience for the entire Madison community.

To celebrate the store’s grand opening, Kroger will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9AM on September 13 where the store’s management team and associates will celebrate Kroger’s commitment to Madison by presenting a donation to Food Bank of North Alabama. Throughout the ceremony, the Bob Jones High School Band will be performing, and opportunities for shoppers to win numerous prizes, such as a FREE Boost by Kroger Plus Annual Membership, FREE groceries for a year* and free food samples will be available. Additionally, customers who use their Kroger Plus card at the Hwy 72 E Kroger Fuel Center between September 13 and September 17 will reap an extra 20 cents per gallon savings.

The new Madison Kroger store will have over 58,000-square-feet of space, including an in-store Starbucks®, Pharmacy with Drive Thru, Sushi Bar, Kitchen Place Food Hall and a Murray’s Cheese Shop.

One of the store’s focal points is the 24-foot wide by 8-foot-tall Madison community mural created by Ann Moeller Steverson, a native of Madison. Steverson was selected thanks to her timeless quality and romantic oil paintings aimed at shining a light on the beauty in the world.

The mural Steverson created resembles the most joyous and beautiful aspects of the Madison community – Madison’s iconic downtown clock and the variety of butterflies that fly through the city and state. These butterflies dance over colorful zinnias inspired by the local pick-your-own flower farms and lush green spaces in Madison. When looking at the mural, the butterflies featured from left to right include the Great Purple Hairstreak, Red Spotted Admiral, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Sleepy Orange Butterfly, Summer Azure and Monarch.

“We are so excited to share this new store, and mural dedicated to finding joy in our city, with the Madison community during our Grand Opening celebration this August,” said Calley White, Madison Kroger store leader. “We look forward to revealing all the hard work we’ve been doing since breaking ground on November 1, 2022, and offering our customers a brand-new shopping experience for years to come.”

Store hours are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, with pharmacy hours 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., weekdays; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays.

The new location will see more than 160 jobs brought to the city of Madison. Kroger encourages anyone interested in joining the Kroger team to visit TheKrogerCo.com/Careers.

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