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.