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23. Kroger
Rank: 23 (Previous rank: 22)
CEO: David B. Dillon
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The nation's largest grocer operates more than 2,400 food stores under two dozen banner names, including City Market, Dillons, Fred Meyer, and Ralphs. It also owns convenience stores (Turkey Hill, QuikStop), 374 jewelry boutiques (Littman, Barclay), and department stores (Fred Meyer).

The latest addition: gas stations. Kroger has outfitted nearly 900 of its stores with fueling stations where food shoppers using Kroger store loyalty cards can earn discounts at the pump. Consumers love the program. While most gas retailers across the county are experiencing a decline in sales, Kroger is registering solid same-store growth. --P.N.

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Key financials $ millions % change
from 2008
Revenues 76,733.2 1.0
Profits 70.0 -94.4
Assets 23,092.6
Stockholders' equity 4,832.0
Market value (3/26/2010) 13,706.4
Profits as % of  
Revenues 0.1
Assets 0.3
Stockholders' equity 1.4
Earnings per share  
2009 $ 0.11
% change from 2008 -94.2
1999-2009 annual growth rate % -17.2
Total return to investors %
2009 -21.0
1999-2009 annual rate 1.3
Rank Company 500
($ millions)
1 CVS Caremark 18 98,729.0
2 Kroger 23 76,733.2
3 Walgreen 32 63,335.0
4 Supervalu 47 44,564.0
5 Safeway 52 40,850.7
6 Rite Aid 89 26,289.5
7 Publix Super Markets 99 24,515.0
8 Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea 247 9,516.2
9 Whole Foods Market 284 8,031.6
10 Winn-Dixie Stores 306 7,367.0
Issue date: May 3, 2010.
Figures are for fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2010.
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