is a American
grocery chain. It is either the #1 or #2 chain with an estimated 51 billion dollars in sales. Kroger operates under many trading names, including Kroger, Ralphs
, King Soopers, City Market, Dillons, Smith's Food and Drug, Fry's Food, QFC Food Centers, Kessel's Food Market, Cala Foods, Ownens Market, JayC Food Markets, Hilander, Gerbes, Bakers, Food4Less, FoodsCo, Fry's Marketplace, Fred Meyer, Fred Meyer Jewelers, Kwik Shop, Quick Stop, LoafNJug, Turkey Hill Mini Marts, Tom Thumb Food Stores, and Pay Less Food markets.
It has its headquarters in Ohio but spans many states with store formats that include grocery and multi-department stores, convenience stores and mall jewelry stores.
The exact ranking of Kroger depends upon whether non-grocery sales from Wal-Mart are counted.