program applies to all Kroger affiliates.
Co. Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) program automates the transfer of funds
and remittance information for all the Kroger division invoices received
from their vendors. The EFT program will eliminate the manual process of
printing and mailing checks for these invoices.
program will consolidate payments for all Kroger divisions into one payment
made to a particular vendor on a given day. Electronically transferring the
funds and remittance detail benefits both The Kroger Co. and its vendors.
Integrating the payment information with a company's existing cash
management system and payment application processing, will maximize these
potential benefits. To begin an EFT program with The Kroger Co., please
review this document.
Co. does not feel a contract is necessary for beginning an EFT program with
a vendor and will not participate with vendors who make a contract a
ACH Corporate Trade Exchange (CTX) Format
Remittance Detail Format
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
EDI document will be sent within the CTX electronic document. The
CTX document, in its entirety, will be communicated by Kroger's bank
to the vendor's bank.
PROCESSING REQUIREMENTS FOR EFT
invoices must already be set up on EDI for warehouse or NEX/DEX for direct
Complete the "EFT
Vendor Set Up Form" and return to your Kroger Co. primary department
contact (i.e., Merchandising, Buying, Facility Engineering, Operations, Real Estate Dept.,
VENDOR BANK CONTACT
The vendor's bank must be capable of receiving the payment order and remittance
Determine, with the
bank, how the remittance detail Kroger's bank will be transmitting will be
supplied to you, the vendor.
Complete all testing
between you and your bank
Kroger will contact you
to start the evaluation process.
When a vendor is
evaluated to begin an EFT program, an analysis of actual terms for the
vendor's check payments is completed. Actual terms are defined as the length
of calendar days between the invoice date and actual transfer of funds.
If applicable, EFT
discounts or additional days will be negotiated to remain float neutral.
Via the EFT
Confirmation Form, vendors will verify in writing the transfer of the
small $ test (.05) into their account and the validity of the remittance
Kroger will send no
more than 3 small dollar tests. The vendor is responsible for completing
all testing between them and their EFT bank prior to the small dollar
EDI trading partners that want to be EFT will not have the option to
receive 820 directly from Kroger via EDI. The vendorís bank that the EFT
deposit is sent to will have to provide the remittance/820 information to you.
All remittance/820 is sent to each vendorís bank by US Bank and the
vendor is responsible to retrieve this remittance from their bank.
To avoid any
remittance issues, please verify with your bank before going EFT that they can
provide the remittance to you in the proper format. There is no test sent from
Kroger to your bank for this but is a standard 820 and mapping is available at:
If you are
unable to receive the remittance/820 detail from your bank, there are two other
1. Go to the vendor portal located at
https://connect2x.lavante.com. If you donít have access to Lavante, please send a request to
requesting a copy of the remittance/820 for a fee of $25.00 per remittance.
- After a successful small
dollar test, a production date will be mutually agreed on by Kroger and the
- Please retain copies of
all communications and documentation related to the EFT setup for your
- For security purposes, any bank change request will be declined unless the
correct existing bank information is provided at the time of request.
- Questions regarding the detail and
timing of specific remittance information will be forwarded by the vendor to
the appropriate Kroger Accounting Center.
FOR PAYMENT STATUS:
Please review your payment status on the Lavante platform. If you do not have access to Lavante, follow the instructions above
Fred Meyer (Non food)--email@example.com
Payments scheduled to be made on weekends and bank holidays will be processed on
the next bank working day. Kroger will observe the Federal Reserve Holiday
For payment status please call 1-855-574-2228. Hours are 8:00 AM Ė 4:00 PM.