Kroger is opening apparel departments in Marketplace stores at 890 Richmond Plaza in Richmond and 106 Marketplace Circle in Georgetown. The stores will offer brands including Carhartt, Fila, Champion, Dickies, Signature by Levi Strauss & Co., Jockey Activewear, Hanes Classics and Gloria Vanderbilt.
"Apparel has already replaced furniture at a number of Kroger Marketplace stores in several locations, including the Beaumont and Richmond Road stores in Lexington," Kroger spokesman Tim McGurk said. "As with so many other changes our company has made, this is simply a result of Kroger listening to feedback from our customers. Both locally and nationally, our customers have told us that they would prefer apparel offerings in our larger stores."
Furniture and décor items will continue to be sold at the Richmond and Georgetown stores, but on a seasonal and promotional basis.