Kroger - Reid Health Announce New Store in Eaton

Kroger - Reid Health Announce New Store in Eaton Main Photo

31 Aug 2023

Aug. 28, 2023 – A former retail shopping property in Eaton, Ohio, will soon see new life thanks to a collaboration between the Cincinnati/Dayton division of Kroger and Reid Health.

Officials from both organizations were joined by community leaders Monday morning to announce the project, which will include construction of a new Kroger store at the former Kmart property, 1705 N. Barron St.

The new Kroger will be about 72,000 square feet in size and feature additional fresh products in all departments, Kroger PickUp, Pharmacy with drive-thru, and a Fuel Center. Kroger will employ more than 100 additional associates, increase wages, and offer additional leadership opportunities for career advancement.

“We have proudly served the community of Eaton since 1991 and are excited to increase job opportunities and expand access to fresh and affordable food for residents,” said Ann Reed, President of the Cincinnati/Dayton division. “Most importantly, our collaboration with Reid Health will increase access to critical healthcare services for residents as we lead with our mission to provide a world of care and build healthier lives.”

Reid Health acquired the former Kmart site in 2019 with an eye toward the possibilities it presented, not only for potential growth of healthcare services in the community but also as a springboard for economic development.

“We’re excited to work with Kroger on this project,” said Reid Health President/CEO Craig Kinyon. “Our mission to lead our communities to well-being, one person at a time goes beyond healthcare services. This new store will expand Kroger’s offerings here and enhance the quality of life for those who call Eaton and Preble County home.”

“A new Kroger store with expanded offerings is something the city’s residents have wanted for several years. The expanded service and grocery availability, as well as the new employment opportunities this project will bring, are welcome additions for the City of Eaton,” said Eaton City Manager Brad Collins.