Kroger, founded in 1883 by Bernard Kroger, is one of America's largest grocery retail chains. With its headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, the company operates more than 2,700 stores in 35 states under two dozen local banners with over 400,000 employees. Kroger is not just a grocery store; it's a conglomerate that includes pharmacies, fuel centers, and fine jewelry stores. They also own food production or processing facilities that produce various types of products including dairy products, bakery goods, and canned goods. The company's objective has always been to provide customers with quality products at affordable prices.