The Many Faces of Kroger

When it comes to finding the biggest, traditional food retailer in the U.S. just look to the many aspects of Kroger (NYSE: KR). Their annual intake for groceries is $65.7 billion. Kroger operates 2,468 food markets under more than 12 different brands (as of January 2010, the most current information available). Many supermarkets also sell fuel.

Kroger Stores by State

Alabama 10 Louisiana 9 Ohio 213
alaska 0 Maine 0 Oklahoma 0
Arizona 124 Maryland 0 Oregon 55
Arkansas 35 Massachusetts 0 Pennsylvania 0
California 376 Michigan 136 Rhode Island 0
Colorado 138 Minnesota 0 South Carolina 11
Connecticut 0 Mississippi 32 South Dakota 0
Delaware 0 Missouri 18 Tennessee 120
Florida 0 Montana 4 Texas 200
Georgia 175 Nebraska 12 Utah 48
Hawaii 0 Nevada 55 Vermont 0
Idaho 14 New Hampshire 0 Virginia 67
Illinois 61 New Jersey 0 Washington 128
Indiana 145 New Mexico 27 West Virginia 46
Iowa 0 New York 0 Wisconsin 0
Kansas 67 North Carolina 18 Wyoming 9
Kentucky 108 North Dakota 0

The various grocery facilities operate by many names in different parts of the U.S.:

  1.  Baker’s – Nebraska
  2. City Market – Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico
  3. Dillons, as Dillons Marketplace – Missouri, Kansas
  4. Food 4 Less – NW Indiana; Southern California; Portland, Oregon; Chicago, Las Vegas, Nevada; Illinois
  5. Fred Meyer as Fred Meyer Marketplace and Fred Meyer Northwest Best – Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Idaho
  6. Fry’s Food and Drug as Fry’s Marketplace, Fry’s Mercado, Fry’s Signature – Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Idaho
  7. Gerbes – Missouri
  8. JayC Food Stores – Indiana
  9. King Soopers operating as King Soopers Fresh Fare and King Soopers Marketplace – Wyoming, Colorado
  10. Kroger Food and Drug, also operating as Kroger Fresh Fare, Kroger Marketplace and Kroger Signature – West Virginia, Ohio, Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Arkansas Alabama
  11. Owen’s Market – Indiana
  12. Pay Less Food Markets – Indiana
  13. Quality Food Centers as QFC Fresh Fare – Washington, Oregon
  14. Ralphs as Ralphs Fresh Fare and Ralphs Marketplace – California
  15. Scott’s Food and Pharmacy – Indiana
  16. Smith’s Food and Drug – Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, Montana, New Mexico, Wyoming, Utah
  17. Tom Thumb Food Stores – Alabama, Texas, Florida

Number of Stores

Dillon: 91

Kansas, Missouri

Foods Co.: Unknown

Northern California

Food 4 Less/Foods Co.: 147

NW Indiana; Southern California; Portland, Oregon; Chicago, Las Vegas, Nevada; Illinois

Fred Meyer: 130 stores

Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Idaho

Fry’s: 120

Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington

Jay C: 29

Central Indiana

King Soopers/City Market: 142

Wyoming, Colorado

Kroger: 1,344

West Virginia, Ohio, Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Arkansas, Alabama

QFC: 74 stores

Oregon, Washington

Ralph’s: 259

Throughout California

Smith’s: 132

Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, Montana, New Mexico, Wyoming, Utah

In addition to running 2,468 grocery markets, Kroger also operates 777 convenience stores, of which 87 are franchised. The convenience stores operate within six different banners in 18 states. Kroger also operates a chain of jewelry stores. It is considered third biggest jewelry store chain with more than 374 locations.

Consolidated sales for all of Kroger endeavors are $76.7 billion. All supermarket sales (not including fuel), was $65.7 for the fiscal year of 2010. Sales of all other items was $11 billion.

Banners: Kroger, Fred Meyer, QFC, Ralphs, Food 4 Less, Foods Co., Smith’s, Fry’s, King Sooper/City Market, Dillon, Jay C

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  1. Fred Stork March 28, 2014 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    I am branch 1018 NALC food drive coordinator. We are looking for 30,000 plastic grocery bags to deliver (with our postcards) to residents of Manhattan, KS. Can you help me, please?

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