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Kroger, Murray's Cheese Reach Milestone

Specialty Food Association

Kroger opened the thousandth Murray's Cheese shop in Kroger banner stores on Wednesday, bringing Murray's shops to more than 30 states across the U.S. In 2008, Murray's began opening cheese counters in Kroger stores to create the customer experience for which the cheese shop has become known.

"We are thrilled that customer favorite Murray's continues to grow its presence in our stores, as food lovers enjoy discovering their enormous selection of cheeses and specialty foods," said Dan De La Rosa, group VP of fresh Merchandising at Kroger, in a statement. "This holiday season, our customers are looking to create memories rooted in family traditions, recipes and seasonal moments—with curated and award-winning products, expert cheese mongers and exclusive products, our growing number of Murray's shops are ready to help shoppers make the most of the season."

Each Murray's shop carries more than 150 exceptional cheeses, plus charcuterie, olives, crackers, and specialty food items from all over the world.

"We are exceptionally proud of our team's passion for sharing their love and knowledge of cheese with customers from coast to coast," said Nick Tranchina, president of Murray's Cheese. "We are very excited by our 1000th store. Like Kroger, Murray's is committed to bringing wonderful food to our stores and customers and making the holidays even more delicious this year."

A unique feature of Murray's business are cheese caves located in New York City, where experts age cheese and develop new cheeses not found anywhere else. The Murray's Cave Aged cheese line was recently honored with several awards at the 2022 World Cheese Awards.

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