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Today, the Kroger Company is one of the largest retailers in America. The company's many locations fill an important need; Kroger has become a safe haven for people who live paycheck to paycheck because they provide high quality, name-brand items at bulk prices.
Their incredible growth started back in 1883 when Barney Kroger opened his first grocery store in Downtown Cincinnati.
Since then, Kroger has continued to grow and open new locations across America. They've even expanded internationally by opening stores under their own brand or partnered with other companies. For example, there are over 40 different Harris Teeter stores spread throughout North Carolina and Virginia alone!
Kroger is also known for being environmentally conscious; Kroger donates $30 million every year to various community programs. They set the standard for large businesses when it comes to supporting their local communities.
Kroger has also largely influenced food policy in America; they've led many of the nation's largest retailer coalitions that promote the increased availability of fresh, organic foods.