Kroger

Grocery, multi-department, convenience and jewelry stores.

The Kroger Company is an American retailer founded by Bernard Kroger in 1883 in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is the country’s largest supermarket chain by revenue, second-largest general retailer (behind Walmart), and twenty-third largest company. Kroger is also the fifth largest retailer in the world. As of February 2013, Kroger operates, either directly or through its subsidiaries, 2,625 stores. Kroger’s headquarters are in downtown Cincinnati. It maintains markets in 31 states, with store formats that include supermarkets, superstores, department stores, convenience stores, and mall jewelry stores. Kroger-branded grocery stores are located throughout the Midwestern and Southern United States. Kroger also is parent to several other chains, such as Ralphs in California.

Kroger’s employees are mostly represented by collective bargaining agreements (union employees). Seventy-five percent of Kroger employees are represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) union.

Combination Food & Drug Stores

  • Baker’s Supermarkets (Omaha, Nebraska)
  • City Market (Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico)
  • Dillons Food Stores (Kansas, Missouri)
  • Fry’s Food & Drug (Arizona)
  • Gerbes Super Markets (central Missouri)
  • Harris Teeter (North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia)
  • Jay C (southern Indiana)
  • King Soopers (Colorado, Wyoming)
  • Kroger (Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia)
  • Owen’s (northeastern Indiana)
  • Pay Less Super Markets (central Indiana)
  • QFC (Oregon, Washington)
  • Ralphs (Southern California)
  • Scott’s (Fort Wayne, Indiana)
  • Smith’s (Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming)

Multi Department Stores

  • Fred Meyer (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington)

Price Impact Stores

  • Food 4 Less (Southern California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Chicago, Illinois; NW Indiana) (Food 4 Less stores elsewhere are owned by other companies)
  • Foods Co. (Northern California)
  • Ruler Foods (Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky)

Marketplace Stores

  • Dillons Marketplace
  • Fry’s Marketplace
  • King Soopers Marketplace
  • Kroger Marketplace
  • Smith’s Marketplace

Jewelry Stores

  • Fred Meyer Jewelers
  • Barclay Jewelers
  • Fox’s Jewelers
  • Littman Jewelers

Convenience Stores

  • Kwik Shop (Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Tennessee, Mississippi)
  • Loaf ‘N Jug (Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming)
  • Quik Stop (California, Nevada)
  • Smith’s Express (Utah)
  • Tom Thumb Food Stores (Alabama, Florida)
  • Turkey Hill Minit Markets (Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana)