The Kroger Business, or simply Kroger, is an American retail business started by Bernard Kroger in 1883 in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is the United States' largest supermarket by profits ($121.16 billion for 2019), and also the second-largest basic merchant (behind Walmart). Kroger is additionally the fifth-largest retailer worldwide and also the 4th largest American-owned private employer in the United States. Kroger is rated # 23 on the Fortune 500 rankings of the largest United States corporations by total income.
Since November 30, 2020, Kroger operates, either directly or with its subsidiaries, 2,750 grocery stores, and also multi-department shops. Kroger's headquarters remain in midtown Cincinnati. It maintains markets in 35 states and the Area of Columbia, with store formats that include hypermarkets, grocery stores, warehouse stores, outlet stores, and 170 fashion jewelry stores (782 corner stores were marketed to EG Group in 2018). Kroger-branded supermarkets lie in the Midwestern and also the Southern United States. Kroger operates 35 food processing or manufacturing facilities, 1,585 supermarket fuel facilities, 2,256 drug stores, and 225 The Little Facility in-store medical clinics.
Kroger's workers are primarily stood for by collective bargaining arrangements [clarification needed], and numerous are stood for by the United Food as well as Commercial Workers (UFCW).