- General Info:
- In 1883, Barney Kroger opened a grocery store in downtown Cincinnati. More than 120 years later, Kroger has grown to over 2,500 stores under two-dozen banners and annual sales of more than $66 billion. The company ranks as one of largest retailers and has pioneered many innovations in the supermarket industry. During the 1930s, it was the first grocery chain to monitor product quality and test foods. Technology plays an important role in Kroger s store operations, with more than 1,600 Kroger stores offering self-checkout services. Kroger spans many states with store formats that include grocery and multidepartment stores, convenience stores and mall jewelry stores. Among the brands it operates are Fred Meyer, Ralph s, Fry s, Baker s, Food4Less, KwikStop and Tom Thumb. Kroger is headquartered in Cincinnati, and maintains a store in Plymouth, Ind. The store operates 24 hours, seven days a week and also provides pharmacy and photography services.