I have been very fortunately to have lived at least 9 lives in my career!  A pivot that I made in 2018 to start my career in product management is one that I will never regret.  What is product management you ask?  Well let me tell you while I perch on my PM soapbox!  Can you tell I love this?!  

Being a PM is basically acting as a CEO of a segment of the business that has a strong reliance on a technology product.  Well the technology product is nowadays. Back in the day in my 5th life I was a product manager that worked on creating tangible products – not digital products.  So back to the digital space – being a PM allows you to be the ultimate voice for the user that your product solves a problem for.  One of the first products I worked on was called Kroger Rush.  Adding some more formal explaination about Kroger Rush below but wanted to go into the problem we were solving and the user we wanted to solve it for.  We wanted to understand could we deliver convenience items to Kroger customers in 30 minutes or less.  We also thought it would be interesting to understand if we could deliver all the hot food items that Kroger sells – you know the subs, the sushi, the pizza, the Asian food bar.  Guess what we found out.  We could deliver in 30 mins or less.  Guess what we also found out.  Setting up a delivery operation in store and being open for the amount of hours we needed to be was very expensive.  But was it desirable – yes.  Was it feasible – yes.  Was it viable – ehh maybe at scale or handled by Instacart!   

So I know I went off on a tangent but being a PM means that you have to create this thing to see if it solves this problem for this user.  It can also mean that you are working on a different thing that already has users but doesn’t quite work as well as you want it to.  

It is a fantastic path if you are really into solving problems.  I am always trying to solve something.  I can’t tell you how many times a day I say there has got to be a better way or process to do this – basically I am finding problems all the time.  Read more about Kroger Rush below!! 

Kroger Rush is a delivery service offered by Kroger that delivers groceries and other items to your door in as little as 30 minutes. It is available in select cities in the United States.

To use Kroger Rush, you download the app and create an account. You can then browse the catalog of items that are available for delivery. Once you have added the items you want to your cart, you can checkout and schedule a delivery time.

Kroger Rush offers a variety of items, including:

  • Groceries, such as produce, meat, dairy, and bakery items
  • Household essentials, such as cleaning supplies and personal care items
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Prescriptions

The delivery fee for Kroger Rush is $5.95. However, there are some exceptions. For example, the delivery fee is waived for orders over $35.

Kroger Rush is a convenient way to get the items you need without having to leave your home. It is a good option for people who are short on time, who are sick, or who have mobility issues.

Here are some of the features of the Kroger Rush app:

  • Browse a wide variety of items, including groceries, household essentials, snacks, and drinks.
  • Schedule a delivery time that is convenient for you.
  • Track the progress of your order.
  • Pay for your order with a credit card or debit card.

If you are looking for a convenient way to get the items you need, Kroger Rush is a good option to consider