Feb 7 (Reuters) - Kroger Co
* Kroger and murray's cheese announce merger
* Financial terms of merger were not disclosed.
* Says Murray's former owner and president, Rob Kaufelt, will remain affiliated with business as a strategic adviser
* purchased equity of Murray's Cheese, as well as its flagship location on Bleecker Street in New York City
* Nick Tranchina will continue to lead Murray's cheese team in New York Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: