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Kroger opens first Hampton location

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Kroger opened the doors Wednesday to its first store in Hampton.

The 58,000-square-foot facility is the first of eight stores Kroger acquired earlier this year from Farm Fresh to open in Hampton Roads. All stores should be open by the end of 2018, bringing the company’s total store count in the area to 18. Kroger is investing more than $30 million to renovate and transform the stores.

The Hampton location currently employs 115 people, including 25 former Farm Fresh employees.  Once the other stores open, Kroger will have hired nearly 400 workers previously employed by Farm Fresh.

The new stores are part of Kroger’s Mid-Atlantic Division, which is based in Roanoke. Kroger operates  120 stores in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky and Ohio.

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