Retail Roundup—Kroger's restaurant concept; Amazon's Indian fashion studio

Kroger urban format
Kroger plans to open up a restaurant inside the store.

Nordstrom looking to Leonard Green for buyout

Nordstrom is close to naming private equity firm Leonard Green & Partners to fund a buyout by the retailer's founding family. The firm would provide about $1 billion to help take Nordstrom private.(Bloomberg)

Office Depot names new CMO

Office Depot names Jerri DeVard as the new CMO, an executive with more than 30 years of global marketing experience. DeVard has worked at well-known companies such as Nokia, Verizon, Citigroup and most recently at the ADT Corporation. (Business Journal)

Kroger to open new restaurant concept

Kroger is putting a restaurant inside its newest location in Union, Kentucky. Kitchen 1883 will serve, lunch, dinner and brunch and will feature homemade food and cocktails. (WCPO)

Amazon opens fashion studio in India

Amazon India opened a fashion imaging studio, BLINK, a 44,000-square-foot digital imaging studio. The space will allow Amazon's fashion brand partners to produce and shoot more than 2.5 million images and includes video editing facilities and creative space. (The Economic Times)