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Is Kroger coming to Florida? Source Reports chain buys former Albertsons in Bradenton?

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According to the news update, the largest superstores in America known as Kroger, who iwas once the main financial supporter of Lucky’s Market, purchased the site that was supposed to become the Bradenton site for the organic grocery chain.

Now, from the sources we get to know that the Manatee County accounts demonstrations that Kroger bought the former Albertsons grocery site at 75th Street West and Manatee Avenue West in Bradenton who was expected to get lucky before the chain went bankrupt.

In addition, Seller BRNK Bradenton LLC filed a lawsuit against Kroger for breach of contract in May 2020 after his financial deal with Luckyy’s collapsed. In a lawsuit, the company argued that Kroger is obligated to make improvements to the landscape and failed to present a final set of plans for the site by December 2020. The previous Albertsons at 7415 Manatee Ave.W in Bradenton were devastated in late 2019 to make way for Lucky’s market that never materialized. The site is now purchased by Kroger, a former Lucky’s financial backer.

From the official statement we get to know that the Kroger paid $ 5.15 million for the property, which is roughly four acres. It is unclear what the company plans to do with the site. Kroger did not respond to an email seeking comment on Tuesday. Kroger was the main financial supporter of Lucky’s, which is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado. Kroger had a large presence in Florida in mid to late 2010. But the company withdrew its financial support from Luckyy in December 2019, pushing Organic Grocery to bankruptcy and forcing it to close most of its locations. Lucky’s had a store in Westfield Siesta Key Mall on US 41 and Siesta Drive before the store closed due to bankruptcy. He was also supposed to come to the Jacaranda Plaza in Venice, but that location and location in Sarasota is now slated to become Aldi Stores. Kroger is the nation’s largest supermarket chain by revenue. Its presence of 2,800 stores in 35 states under twenty brand names dominates the Midwest and parts of the South.

While Steve Kern, a retired University of Florida lecturer and retail expert, said that Kroger had tried to enter the Florida market in the past. But it has always been defeated by Publix. Publix is ​​very dominant in the market – they have a lot of prime sites, ”Kern said. Once you have a part of the intersection, if you have position A, the best that anyone else can do is position B or C. Now, what are your thoughts on this? Let us know in the comment section below! We would love to hear your views on this, will Kroger be able to beat the Publix? Or not!

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