COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Kroger Co.'s division here is adding to its customer-service foundation with an in-store baby-sitting service. The secured play area, called Pepe's Playhouse, is being offered to parents who want more time to shop, said Harry Buskirk, deli-bakery merchandiser for Columbus-area Kroger stores. "Our average customer is 20 to 45 years old with two or more children. We know their time is valuable," Buskirk said at this year's National Restaurant Association show in ...

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