Customer Showcase: Kroger Launches Business Social Networking with Yammer and SharePoint 2010

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In 1883, Barney Kroger invested his life savings of $372 to open a grocery store at 66 Pearl Street in downtown Cincinnati. The son of a merchant, he ran his business with a simple motto: “Be particular. Never sell anything you would not want yourself.” It was a credo that would serve The Kroger Co. well over the next 120+ years as the supermarket business evolved into a variety of formats aimed at satisfying the ever-changing needs of shoppers. Today, Kroger ranks as one of the nation’s largest retailers with nearly 2,500 stores in 31 states under two dozen banners and annual sales of more than $70 billion. Due to Kroger's tremendous growth and size, helping its 340,000 associates stay connected and share knowledge is critical. While technology plays a strategic role, creating an environment where Kroger associates can innovate, contribute insights, collaborate, and be inspired is key. Our session shares Kroger’s journey to support these goals and launch a pilot for business social networking using Yammer and SharePoint. We will discuss the business vision, use cases, and technical implementation.

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2010

Day:

3

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SPC061

Room:

South Pacific Ballroom F

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