Retail Roundup—H-E-B expands curbside; Kroger opens test kitchen

Kroger (Mike Kalasnik / CC BY-SA 2.0)
Kroger will be testing new recipes and products in a kitchen in Cincinnati. (Mike Kalasnik/CC BY-SA 2.0)

Kroger opens test kitchen

Kroger announced the opening of its Culinary Innovation Center in downtown Cincinnati. The site will serve as a place to test out new recipes, products and concepts, while hosting food tastings and focus groups. (PR Newswire)

Amazon dives into medical supplies

Amazon Business is looking to tap into the medical market as hospitals and doctors are in need of supplies. Amazon wants to enter the buying pool and save businesses money on these supplies by cutting out the middleman. (Bloomberg)

H-E-B expands curbside

H-E-B announced the expansion of its curbside pickup option in its Central Market stores. Two Dallas stores will have the dedicated curbside area this year,lo and a curbside area and expanded kitchen are under construction on the Lovers Lane Central Market, set to open in the spring in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. (The Dallas Morning News)

WeWork to host J.Crew pop-ups

Co-working venue company WeWork is getting into retail and has joined forces with J.Crew to host panel discussions in locations in New York, San Francisco, Atlanta and Philadelphia. The venues will also sell merchandise from J.Crew's spring collection and offer discounts to WeWork members. (Glossy)