The Kroger Co. is an American supermarket chain founded in 1883 in Cincinnati, Ohio, by B. Kroger, after whom it got its name. Kroger is the fifth largest retailer in the world and the fourth largest private employer in the country (with about 445,000 employees). Today, Kroger operates nearly 2,800 stores in 35 states, primarily in the Midwest and South. The average area of Kroger supermarkets is 15,000 square meters. Last year was very successful for Kroger: the company's total sales grew by 14% and the company's profit reached $2.8 billion.
The main advantages of The Kroger Co. are a large scale of the business, a powerful portfolio of well-known brands that allow the company to maintain customer’s loyalty and effective management. The famous supermarket chain states that its main goal is to make the lives of its customers simpler, healthier and a bit brighter. Kroger operates directly or through its subsidiaries. Kroger’s store formats include hypermarkets, supermarkets, department stores, jewelry stores and drugstores. The company not only sells third-party food products, but also has around 38 of its own food processing plants, where it produces dairy, bakery products, beverages, meat products and cheeses. In addition, The Kroger Co. continues to expand the sales of its natural and organic products under the Simple Truth and Simple Truth Organic brands.
Currently, Kroger operates stores only in the USA. Kroger continues to pursue a strategy of high quality products and impeccable service, attracting more and more buyers from all over the United States to its stores. Most Kroger locations have operating hours from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM Monday through Sunday. Before visiting, please find the nearest Kroger store above and check the exact business hours, which vary depending on the location.