CINCINNATI — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) is holding a nationwide hiring event today across its store brands. The Cincinnati-based grocer says the goal of the event is to hire 10,000 associates supporting retail, e-commerce, pharmacy, manufacturing and logistics operations. Interviews will be conducted both virtually and in-store. Across its family of companies, Kroger employs nearly half a million associates who serve over 9 million customers daily through both digital shopping experiences and 2,800 retail food stores. Kroger’s stock price opened at $38.48 per share Thursday, June 10, up from $32.57 per share one year ago.