Albertsons Companies said Tuesday that it plans to phase out the Plated subscription meal service at the end of November. In its place, Albertsons will beef up its in-house culinary brand Own Brands, which will manage the expansion of the Plated brand into a home meal solution. The company will expand the Plated brand with new products in 2020. Albertsons tested meal-kit performance in its Northern California Safeway stores and found that those who purchased Plated products were more likely to have families and purchase larger baskets. Kroger Co. /zigman2/quotes/206215053/composite KR -0.47% announced at its recent investor meeting that it would also be expanding its Home Chef meal-kit brand, which it acquired in 2018. Blue Apron Holdings Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203710464/composite APRN -3.58% stock was down 4.2% in Tuesday trading after the latest news from Albertsons. Blue Apron reported wider-than-expected losses and a revenue miss in its most recent earnings announcement. Blue Apron stock has lost 61.6% of its value over the past year while the S&P 500 index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.23% is up 13.4% for the period.