Press Release

Kroger Lowers Healthcare Service Costs at The Little Clinic for its Associates

Many services now offered at $25 or less

Company Release - 10/9/2017 11:00 AM ET

CINCINNATI, Oct. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) is now offering associates and their immediate families pricing of $25 or less for medically necessary services at The Little Clinic (TLC) locations.*

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"We are committed to helping our associates and customers live healthier lives," said Colleen Lindholz, president of the Kroger Pharmacy and The Little Clinic. "Our mission is to simplify healthcare by creating affordable solutions that combine health, wellness and nutrition."

The pricing is available to any associate and family member whose primary benefit coverage is provided by Kroger.

TLC provides high quality, affordable healthcare located in convenient retail settings. TLC diagnoses and treats minor illnesses for patients 12 months and older (age requirements vary by state) with care provided by board-certified nurse practitioners and/or physician assistants. TLC operates 221 clinics in 10 states, including Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia. TLC clinics operate seven days and no appointment is needed.

Other services provided by TLC include dietitian programs at select locations (Nashville, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky and Dayton). Nutrition services vary from nutrition counseling, medical nutrition therapy, grocery store tours, cooking classes to store events. Kroger associates can receive nutrition counseling for $20.TLC also offers associate transformation programs that include diabetes management and diabetes prevention. The 16-week course focuses on healthy eating behaviors, label reading and sound nutrition education.

"We continue to focus on offering our associates services and programs that help with their overall well-being," said Theresa Monti, Kroger's vice president of total rewards and HR systems.

Last month, Kroger was named one of the "Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America" by Healthiest Employers, LLC, an organization dedicated to evaluating employers' efforts in corporate health. It is the second time in three years Kroger has been honored on the list for its commitment to employee health and its exceptional corporate wellness programming.

*Excludes injectable medications, vaccines, sports physicals, PPDs and lab tests sent to a 3rd party facility.

The Little Clinic is a pioneer in customer-focused healthcare with a mission to help people live healthier lives. A wholly-owned subsidiary of The Kroger Co., The Little Clinic healthcare clinics are currently located inside select Kroger stores in Indiana, Mississippi, Virginia, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee and Ohio; King Soopers in Colorado, Fry's Food Stores in Arizona, Dillons stores in Kansas and JayC stores in Indiana. The Little Clinic was awarded The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval® in 2009 and has maintained consecutive accreditation in 2012 and 2015. Visit The Little Clinic online at www.thelittleclinic.com, www.facebook.com/thelittleclinic and www.thelittleclinic.blogspot.com.

At The Kroger Co., we are dedicated to our purpose: to Feed the Human Spirit. We are 450,000 associates who serve nearly nine million customers daily in 2,793 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Our Family of Companies operates an expanding ClickList offering – a personalized order online service – in addition to 2,258 pharmacies, 783 convenience stores, 307 fine jewelry stores, 222 retail health clinics, 1,472 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States. Our Company has been recognized as one of America's most generous companies for our support of more than 100 Feeding America food bank partners, breast cancer research and awareness, the military and their families, and more than 145,000 community organizations including schools. As a leader in supplier diversity, we are a proud member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable.

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