Fortune 500 rank: 26 (Previous rank: 21)
2006 Revenues (millions): $66,111
Headquarters: Cincinnati, OH
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Wal-Mart's biggest grocery rival saw a 9% gain in sales and 16% earnings growth for the year, leading to a first-ever dividend of $0.065 per share for investors. The chain plans to continue to challenge Wal-Mart's hegemony by expanding its Kroger marketplaces to include housewares, furniture and appliances.
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