Kroger is opening the Door for Government Control

Posted by Timewaster 2 months, 3 weeks ago to Business
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The Company doesn’t Know that the government will not stay away from this issue because of the , waste that is not getting to the food banks. We in the Supply Chain Industry are doing all that we can to get , groceries and restaurant food to the banks. We are not going to force more of charity donations, that the government will not let us deduct from the tax burden we carry.
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  • Posted by freedomforall 2 months, 3 weeks ago
    So instead of continuing the policy of giving a 10% discount one day a week to seniors, they hire a socialist idiot, give her a title of Chief Social Impact Officer and a 6 figure salary, and ask for government meddling looters to help Kroger eliminate competition from smaller, more efficient businesses by adding more regulation that the small businesses can't afford.

    We see your ulterior motives, Kroger! Hypocrites!
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    • Posted by freedomforall 2 months, 3 weeks ago
      Note also that the Chief Social Impact Officer, Jessica Adelman previously was an officer at Syngenta North America which is a subsidiary of ChemCHINA- a Chinese government owned chemical company. She was located in DC and focused on Federal Government Relations. She is a native of DC and her major study at Dartmouth was in Russian Area Studies and she lived in the Former Soviet Union for several years in the 1990s.
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      • Posted by  $  exceller 2 months, 3 weeks ago
        Looks like the perfect candidate to carry out a socialist agenda.

        I did not know there was such a position as "Chief Social Impact Officer".

        I guess it is similar to "Chief Diversity Officer" that Google established some time ago. You need to have a degree in Gender Studies to qualify.

        What is the education requirement for a Chief Social Impact Officer? I assume it is Marxism 101.
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        • Posted by  $  allosaur 2 months, 3 weeks ago
          Fast as my eyes beheld the title, me dino interpreted it as stating, "Kroger Is Opening Its Doors To Socialism."
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          • Posted by 2 months, 2 weeks ago
            WE already run empty trucks from the DC to collect foods for donation. We get to deduct the cost of the food to the max level that they allow. The cost of the Operation, Truck fuel, driver, separate warehouse staff to load and offload the goods are not allowed. The complete donation program costs us more than we get, and the banks & shelters are not always receptive of getting the goods that we collected that day. We are having TO NOW BRING TO THE Front office the issue of raising costs for goods or Charging the Manufactures the cost of collecting they goods that did not sell.

            It is not the right stuff that they want, wrong sizes, too much, not enough, on and on, we do it, because we have to look socially minded.

            "Hank you have to think of your pubic image"

            This is not going to get food companies to worry about printing dates, changing the printing of dates is not the issue.

            My friend in the STARBUCKS management admitted to me that most of the stores still throw away the food at the end of the night because they can not get outside companies to come collect it. Starbucks does not do it because of the operational cost. But look at every store they have a sign that states the food gets donated every night.

            I believe " I could be wrong" that the govt will not let their teeth out of this , and force more collection and "donation" of foods. At my and other companies costs on our backs.

            So your Dino " in my Opinion " is correct.
            Govt controlling of our businesses.
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          • Posted by lrshultis 2 months, 2 weeks ago
            It is time for everyone in the Gulch to brush up on what socialism is. Kroger, in no way, is turning its property over to the government to run, communism, nor is it asking the government to force all of its business decisions, fascism. Because they are trying to do some social program like helping or feeding the poor, is not socialism.
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            • Posted by  $  allosaur 2 months, 2 weeks ago
              Me dino has read too many horror stories about EPA intrusions to recommend any business opening its doors to them about anything.
              If I were president, the EPA would be on top of my list for elimination after running the UN out of NYNY.
              https://www.forbes.com/sites/markhend...
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              • Posted by lrshultis 2 months, 2 weeks ago
                I agree that the EPA should be removed and the Clean Water Act should be applied only to the navigable waters that it was originally created for.
                Also, no court should be allowed to determine scientific evidence as has been done with asbestos and mesothelioma and lately with glyphosate used in some herbicides with billion dollar awards due to a jury determining that it causes cancer.
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    • Posted by  $  gharkness 2 months, 3 weeks ago
      They don't do the 10% discount any more? I haven't been to Kroger since we left DFW because they don't bother to operate within the boundaries of Oklahoma. In our case, the discount was active 24/7, not just on a particular day of the week (or perhaps that changed since we left there?)
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  • Posted by term2 2 months, 3 weeks ago
    The more that is given to the food banks for the homeless, the more homeless there will be. We should STOP providing money to homeless if we actually want them to be responsible and support themselves.
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    • Posted by Jstork 2 months, 2 weeks ago
      I completely agreee. I know someone who works for the Canada Revenue Agency doing taxes and they see the results of such actions. When doing taxes for the homeless and those on social assistance, they see many people who could be working but make the choice to be homeless or receive assistance because it is easier than working for what they get and being contributing members of society.
      There are so many more examples of the continuingCanadian transitions into the depths of socialism at the expense of the productive members of society. Don't get me started on our Carbon Tax and Energy Programs. They are an outrage.
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  • Posted by Joseph23006 2 months, 2 weeks ago
    "Without regulation the cost of relabeling would deter many companies from getting on board." Every time the government gets involved in what were a voluntary local endeavors (meals-on-wheels or senior citizen lunch and drop-in center programs) it screws it up. 'Charity' (probably politically incorrect) never works under regulation because it is forced rather voluntary. This will just create another layer of expensive bureaucracy with stifling rules and regulations which will not really help those in need but siphon money into bloated government payrolls.
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  • Posted by rainman0720 2 months, 3 weeks ago
    "Chief Social Impact Officer"?!?!?! Does that mean they have a "Social Impact" Department, and she's the head SJW?

    I pass a Kroger on my way home; I've done my shopping there for the almost 3 decades I've lived in my house, purely because of its convenience. When we lost Marsh, Kroger's only real competitor at the time, within 6 weeks the price of almost everything on the Kroger shelves was increased by at least 10-15%.

    After reading this article, I may have to start shopping elsewhere, even if it's not as convenient. But, if I did any substantial digging into other companies, I suppose that I'd also find out ugly crap about Walmart, Meijer, and Target, the other grocery outlets available.

    I'm too much of a city boy to grow my own, so I guess I'm kinda stuck. I may have to choose the least of the four evils.
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  • Posted by  $  25n56il4 2 months, 3 weeks ago
    I don't shop Kroger. They are too expensive. I shop at HEB, they have exciting sales. And we have a Walmart Grocery (just groceries and a small pharmacy). Really fresh veggies and nice selection of meats. Very clean and happy sales staff.
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  • Posted by  $  25n56il4 2 months, 3 weeks ago
    I always assumed 'the best to use by date" was actually a 'sell by' date. I think most of us are intelligent enough to know canned products are good well beyond that "best to use by" date.
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  • Posted by  $  jlc 2 months, 2 weeks ago
    Most of my friends are fanatic about the 'best use by' date. They routinely discard good food, either because it is something they mentally label as 'leftovers' (and hence not to be eaten) or because it is past its 'earliest imaginable use by date'. I know this because I have chickens, and I solicit these scraps for my hens. It is amazing the quantity of good quality food that I get for my chickens. (I also get some unusable 'back of the fridge' slime as well. May be a binary decision.)

    They get fresh laid eggs in return, by the way.

    Anything that can alter the now-common perception that food instantly becomes poisonous after the earliest date on the package/can should be encouraged.

    Jan
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