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The Kroger Company
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Type Public
Traded as NYSE: KR
S&P 500 Component
Industry Retail
Founded Cincinnati, Ohio (1883 (1883))
Founder(s) Bernard Kroger
Headquarters Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Number of locations 2,640(2014)^[1]
Area served United States
Key people David Dillon

Rodney McMullen
(CEO & Board Member)
Products Convenience store,
Other specialty, supermarket
Revenue Increase $96.751 billion (2013)^[1]
Operating income Increase $2.763 billion (2013)^[1]
Net income Increase $1.497 billion (2013)^[1]
Total assets Increase $24.652 billion (2013)^[1]
Total equity Increase $4.207 billion (2013)^[1]
Employees 343,000 (2013)^[1]
Divisions Inter-American Products
various chains

Kroger headquarters

*The Kroger Company* is an American retailer founded by Bernard Kroger in
1883 in Cincinnati, Ohio. By revenue, it is the country's largest
supermarket chain,^[2] second-largest general retailer (after Walmart),^[2]
and twenty-third largest company.^[3] Kroger is also the fifth largest
retailer in the world.^[4] As of February 2013^[update], Kroger operates,
either directly or through its subsidiaries, 2,424 stores.^[5] Kroger's
headquarters are in downtown Cincinnati.^[5] It maintains markets in 31
states,^[6] 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 "banner" chains,
such as Ralphs in California.

Kroger's employees are mostly represented by collective bargaining
agreements. Seventy-five percent of Kroger employees are represented by the
United Food and Commercial Workers


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