Kroger Buys Stake in Clinics

Kroger Co. has taken a page from the drug store game plan by investing in The Little Clinic, an operator of walk-in medical facilities with about 61 outlets in supermarkets operated by Kroger and Publix Super Markets. Kroger's minority investment in The Little Clinic will support a substantial clinic rollout, the companies said. The Little Clinic, based in Nashville, Tenn., currently

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. here has taken a page from the drug store game plan by investing in The Little Clinic, an operator of walk-in medical facilities with about 61 outlets in supermarkets operated by Kroger and Publix Super Markets.

Kroger's minority investment in The Little Clinic will support “a substantial clinic rollout,” the companies said. The Little Clinic, based in Nashville, Tenn., currently operates 26 locations in Kroger-owned stores throughout the country and has

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