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• Kroger announced that it has opened a Culinary Innovation Center in Cincinnati that will allow it to “accelerate product development for its Our Brands product line while also researching restaurant concepts and host food tastings … the 12,000-square foot facility features a commercial kitchen with multiple cooking stations and is equipped with video technology that allows for streaming of educational sessions to Kroger employees around the country.”

Daniel Hammer, Kroger’s vp/culinary development and new business, says that the center “gives our culinary team a fun, modern space to innovate and experiment with food trends, flavors, and ingredients to create new experiences for our customers.”
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