Fred Meyer is a chain of multidepartment stores that offers a range of grocery, pharmacy and general merchandise products. The company was one of the pioneers of the retail supercenter store format. Fred Meyer is sometimes known as "Freddy s", a nickname the company has used in its advertising and for its mascot, Fred Bear. The company offers cosmetics, organic food products, meat, flowers and seafood items. It also offers dairy products, snacks and general grocery items. The company provides products of various brands, including Lipton, Celestial Seasonings, Quisp, Terra, Morton Salt, Pacific Chai, Hormel Foods and Estee Lauder. It offers a variety of gift cards and prepaid debit cards. In addition, some of its stores operate pharmacies. Fred Meyer is a part of The Kroger Company, which maintains more than 2,400 stores in over 30 U.S. states. The company operates more than 125 stores in various states, including Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Fred Meyer maintains a presence in Puyallup, Wash.