The Kroger Co.
The Kroger Co. operates retail food and drug stores, multi-department stores, jewelry stores, and convenience stores throughout the United States. It also manufactures and processes some of the food for sale in its supermarkets. The company operates Food and Drug stores, Multi Department stores, Jewelry stores and Convenience stores. The Combination Food and Drug Stores are the primary food store format. The Multi Department stores are significantly larger in size than combo stores. In addition to the departments offered at a typical combo store, multi-department stores sell a wide selection of general merchandise items such as apparel, home fashion and furnishings, electronics, automotive products, toys and fine jewelry. The Marketplace Stores are smaller in size than multi-department stores. It offers full-service grocery and pharmacy departments as well as an expanded general merchandise area that includes outdoor living products, electronics, home goods and toys. The Price Impact Warehouse stores offer a 'no-frills, low cost' warehouse format and feature everyday low prices plus promotions for a wide selection of grocery and health and beauty care items. Kroger Co. was founded by Barney Kroger in 1883 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH.