About The Kroger Co.
Composed of more than 2,400 retail stores located in 31 U.S. states, Kroger provides primarily grocery store chains as well as drug stores, convenience stores, and jewelry stores, among others. The company’s stores operate under 20 banners, spanning Kroger, Dillons, Food 4 Less, Ralphs, and Smith’s. In addition to its supermarkets and stores, Kroger also operates more than 1,000 fuel centers.
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Kroger’s operations take the formats of grocery retail locations, convenience stores, jewelry stores, supermarkets, fuel centers, pharmacies, and manufacturing facilities. Under the supermarket format, Kroger operates either combination food and drug stores, multi-department stores, marketplace stores, and also price impact warehouses. In total, Kroger’s retail business offer natural foods, organic produce, pharmacies and drugs, general consumer merchandise, pet products, and perishable items such as meats and seafood. The stores also stock apparel, home decor and furnishing, consumer electronics, automotive supplies, toys, and fine jewelry and accessories. Through price impact warehouse stores, the company features low priced items and promotions. Many Kroger convenience store locations deliver gasoline through their complementary fuel centers. Lastly, its 37 plants manufacture corporate branded products.
Founder Barney Kroger took a risk and put his life savings into opening a grocery store in 1883. The company grew into a grocery chain and by the 1950s had expanded into many more states including Texas and Florida. Kroger merged with Fred Meyer, also a grocery company, in 1997 and acquired stores from Super Fresh, both allowing the company to eliminate competition. The company continued to acquire companies and stores in the 2000s. Now after hundreds of acquisitions, Kroger stocks 50,000 units of merchandise in its stores and delivers a portfolio of 12,000 private-label products.
Kroger is a public company (NYSE:KR) with a number of chains and subsidiaries, from City Market food and drug store to Quik Stop convenience store. Opportunities with Kroger include store opportunities as well as accounting, distribution center, manufacturing, and pharmacy careers.
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