A multi-million-dollar investment offers a new shopping experience for customers at a Pay Less Supermarket in Lafayette. Kroger, parent company of Pay Less, invested $4.7 million on a variety of upgrades to the store at 2513 Maple Point Drive. Executives of Kroger’s Central Division joined store associates, on August 28, to cut the ribbon to celebrate completion of the project. Division president Pam Matthews said “the investment refreshed the interior design, improving the shopping experience for customers and the array of products they will find whenever they visit the store. We are confident our friends in Tippecanoe County will enjoy the new features and find even more reasons to enjoy Pay Less convenience and value.”

Designers created a more spacious feel to the store while enhancing its neighborhood ambience. Shoppers, especially foodies, will enjoy the store’s new Treasure EmporiYum. It is, as Kroger calls it, “a trove of fantastically unique finds,” a showcase of products and flavors that are available only in The Kroger Family of Companies.

At Pay Less and Kroger, a ribbon-cutting celebration is always about more than the building. Such events offer a chance to acknowledge the people who make each store a success, especially their longest-serving associates. On August 28, Pay Less honored clerk Michele Dimmick for 41 years of service to the combined company.

The celebration ended with donations to support the cause of hunger relief in Tippecanoe County and the surrounding area. First, the store team directed $2,000 to the Tippecanoe United Food Pantry. Those dollars will be added to the food Pay Less donates to help the pantry serve about 6,700 families a year. Kroger Central Division, based in Indianapolis, donated $30,000 to Food Finders Food Bank. Part of those funds support the Food Finders BackPack program, making sure students in high need areas have food when school is not in session. The Kroger Foundation donated $40,000 to LTHC Homeless Services. The contribution will provide for the food needs of the organization’s new Engagement Center. These donations, as part of Kroger’s #ZeroHungerZeroWaste plan, are designed to end hunger in Pay Less and Kroger communities by 2025.

The Kroger Family of Companies has been serving communities large and small for 136 years. Kroger’s Central Division operates food stores, pharmacies and fuel centers primarily in Indiana and Illinois.  We are dedicated to Our Purpose: to Feed the Human Spirit™ and create #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.