Kroger stores to sell Ky. Proud products
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Farmers and small businesses participating in the Kentucky Proud program have landed new venues for their products at Kroger stores across the state.
State Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said Thursday that Kroger will sell 125 products from 34 Kentucky Proud producers. The products will be sold at 88 stores throughout Kentucky.
Comer said the initial purchase filled a 10,000-square-foot warehouse and totaled $350,000. He said that’s a record for a single transaction in the history of Kentucky Proud.
Tim McGurk with Kroger’s Louisville division says the chain’s Kentucky stores have offered a variety of locally sourced products. But he says the partnership with Kentucky Proud is taking the “Buy Local” initiative to a new level.
At the Lexington announcement, Comer also showed two television commercials that will support the Kentucky Proud launch.