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22. Kroger
Kroger
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 22 (Previous rank: 26)
Compare tool: Kroger vs. Top 10
CEO: David B. Dillon
Address: 1014 Vine St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: 513-762-4000
Website: www.kroger.com
In 2008, for the first time ever, sales of Kroger's "Private Selections" topped $1 billion. The grocery chain's in-house brand of food includes everything from angus beefsteaks to bread, and all told, Kroger's own brands now account for nearly a fifth of the company's sales.

It's a trend that's about more than bragging rights: Prices are lower for in-house brands, which attracts shoppers, and sales of them mean higher profit margins for Kroger. Such sales helped Kroger fare better than traditional supermarkets last year, and fend off competition from discount stores like Wal-Mart. - M.C.

  $ millions % change from 2007
Revenues 76,000.0 8.2
Profits 1,249.4 5.8
Assets 23,211.0
Stockholders' equity 5,176.0
Market value (3/27/2009) 14,384.1
Profits as % of  
Revenues 1.6
Assets 5.4
Stockholders' equity 24.1
Earnings per share  
2008 $ 1.90
% change from 2007 12.4
1998-2008 annual growth rate % N.A.
Total return to investors %
2008 0.2
1998-2008 annual rate -1.0
Rank Company 500
rank
Revenues
($ millions)
1 CVS Caremark 19 87,471.9
2 Kroger 22 76,000.0
3 Walgreen 36 59,034.0
4 Safeway 50 44,104.0
5 Supervalu 51 44,048.0
6 Rite Aid 100 24,417.7
7 Publix Super Markets 101 24,109.6
8 Whole Foods Market 324 7,953.9
9 Winn-Dixie Stores 340 7,281.4
10 Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea 360 6,963.8
11 Ruddick 555 3,992.4
12 Stater Bros. Holdings 580 3,741.3
13 Ingles Markets 650 3,238.0
14 Weis Markets 796 2,422.4
15 Fred's 963 1,798.8
16 Duane Reade Holdings 971 1,774.0
Issue date: May 4, 2009
Figures are for fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2009.
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