CINCINNATI -- Kroger here has begun installing blinders to block front-cover headlines on Cosmopolitan magazine, a Hearst publication prominently displayed on checkout racks. The chain began installing the new racks last week at its approximately 2,200 stores, "after we received numerous customer complaints across the country in all our KMAs regarding Cosmo headlines," a Kroger spokesman told SN. The chain plans to have all the new racks up by Feb. 1. The new fixture features an opaque ...

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