- General Info:
- In 1883, Barney Kroger, with only $372, opened a grocery store in downtown Cincinnati. More than 120 years later, as the supermarket business has evolved into a variety of formats aimed at satisfying the ever-changing needs of shoppers, Kroger has grown to over 2,500 stores in 31 states under two-dozen banners and annual sales of more than $66 billion. Today, Kroger ranks as one of the nation s largest retailers. Kroger has pioneered many innovations in the supermarket industry. During the 1930s, it was the first grocery chain to monitor product quality and test foods. In 1972, Kroger became the first grocery retailer in America to test an electronic scanner. It was installed in a store in suburban Cincinnati. Technology plays an important role in Kroger s store operations, with more than 1,600 Kroger stores offering self-checkout. 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, Ralphs, Fry s, Baker s, Food4Less, KwikStop and Tom Thumb. Kroger is headquartered in Cincinnati, and maintains a presence in Westerville, Ohio.
This Kroger is wonderful!!! The pharmacy is open 24 hours, and that helps when you have little kids who get sick in the middle of the night. There are many nights I've had to take one of my four to the hostpital because they had a high fever, or something. Then I'd have to run in and then run right back out within 15 mins or so with the medicine. All in good time, to get my baby back in bed and taken care of. I like the people who work in the pharmacy too! They are always polite, and genuinely care about the people they are helping. They get a 5 out of 5 from me!