The Kroger Co. opened its newest c-store concept, Fresh Eats MKT, last week and plans a grand opening on May 19. The newest concept, a 12,000-square-foot location in Ohio, held a soft opening on Wednesday.

"Fresh Eats MKT is a fresh, new way to shop," said Jeff Parker, president of Kroger's c-store divisions. "We look forward to serving our customers and offering fresh products, friendly service and convenient shopping in a way we've never done before."

According to NACS, Fresh Eats MKT features made-to-order foodservice items from its Fresh Eats Kitchen and includes mobile and online ordering. The store offers indoor and outdoor seating.

The store also offers a larger assortment of fresh products than many area c-stores, including produce, meat, bakery and dairy. A drive-thru Kroger pharmacy, Starbucks and two Coke Freestyle machines are also available.