Profile: Kroger Co (KR)
22 May 2017
The Kroger Co. (Kroger), incorporated on April 3, 1902, manufactures and processes food for sale in its supermarkets. The Company operates supermarkets, multi-department stores, jewelry stores and convenience stores throughout the United States. As of January 28, 2017, it had operated approximately 4,000 owned or leased supermarkets, convenience stores, fine jewelry stores, distribution warehouses and food production plants through divisions, subsidiaries or affiliates. These facilities are located throughout the United States. As of January 28, 2017, Kroger operated, either directly or through its subsidiaries, 2,796 supermarkets under a range of local banner names, of which 2,255 had pharmacies and 1,445 had fuel centers. As of January 28, 2017, the Company offered ClickList and Harris Teeter ExpressLane, personalized, order online, pick up at the store services at 637 of its supermarkets. As of January 28, 2017, its supermarkets, on average, stocked over 14,000 private label items. Its corporate brand products are primarily produced and sold in three tiers. P$$T, Check This Out and Heritage Farm are the three brands. Its other brands include Simple Truth and Simple Truth Organic. As of January 28, 2017, it had operated 38 food production plants, which consisted of 17 dairies, 10 deli or bakery plants, five grocery product plants, two beverage plants, two meat plants and two cheese plants.
The Company's combo store is the primary food store format. In addition to the departments offered at a combo store, multi-department stores sell a range of general merchandise items, such as apparel, home fashion and furnishings, outdoor living, electronics, automotive products toys and fine jewelry. The Company's marketplace stores offer grocery, pharmacy and health and beauty care departments, as well as a perishable offering and general merchandise area that includes apparel, home goods and toys. In addition to the supermarkets, as of January 28, 2017, the Company had operated, through subsidiaries, 784 convenience stores, 319 fine jewelry stores and an online retailer. As of January 28, 2017, all 114 of its fine jewelry stores located in malls were operated in leased locations, and in addition, 69 convenience stores were operated by franchisees through franchise agreements. As of January 28, 2017, approximately 56% of the convenience stores operated by subsidiaries were operated in Company-owned facilities.
1014 Vine St
CINCINNATI OH 45202-1141
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