The Kroger Co. operates as a retailer in the United States. The company also manufactures and processes some of the food for sale in its supermarkets. The company operates retail food and drug stores, multi-department stores, jewelry stores, and convenience stores throughout the United States. Stores As of January 31, 2015, the company operated, either directly or through its subsidiaries, 2,625 supermarkets and multi-department stores, 1,330 of which had fuel centers. The company’s strategy emphasizes self-development and ownership of store real estate. Supermarkets are operated under one of the following formats: combination food and drug stores (combo stores); multi-department stores; marketplace stores; or price impact warehouses. The combo store is the primary food store format. They draw customers from a 2 — 2½ mile radius. This format offers one-stop shopping, including natural food and organic sections, pharmacies, general merchandise, pet centers, and perishables, such as fresh seafood and organic produce. Multi-department stores are larger in size than combo stores. In addition to the departments offered at a typical combo store, multi-department stores sell a selection of general merchandise items, such as apparel, home fashion and furnishings, outdoor living, electronics, automotive products, toys, and fine jewelry. Marketplace stores are smaller in size than multi-department stores. They offer full-service grocery, pharmacy and health and beauty care departments, as well as an expanded perishable offering and general merchandise area that includes apparel, home goods, and toys. Price impact warehouse stores offer a ‘no-frills, low cost’ warehouse format and feature everyday low prices plus promotions for a selection of grocery and health and beauty care items. The average size of a price impact warehouse store is similar to that of a combo store. In addition to the supermarkets, as of January 31, 2015, the company operated through subsidiaries 782 convenience stores, 326 fine jewelry stores, and an online retailer. All 132 of the company’s fine jewelry stores located in malls are operated in leased locations. In addition, 78 convenience stores were operated by franchisees through franchise agreements. The convenience stores offer an assortment of staple food items and general merchandise, and in various cases, sell gasoline. History The Kroger Co. was founded in 1883. The company incorporated in 1902.
kroger co (KOG:German Stock Exchange)
1014 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
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