With a presence in Anchorage, Alaska, Fred Meyer is chain of departmental stores that operates seafood, organics, deli, pharmacy and fuel departments. The company also has bakery, liquor, floral, dental and cosmetics sections. It also features a restaurant, bank, salad bar, book store and gas station. Fred Meyer is a part of Kroger, which is one of the largest grocery retailers in the United States. The parent company operates several grocery, multidepartment, convenience and jewelry stores. Founded in 1883, it distributes and merchandises a range of food, pharmacy, health and personal care products. Kroger works through various local banners, including Ralphs, Food 4 Less, Fry s, King Soopers, Smith s, Dillons, QFC and City Market.