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Kroger (KR) Company Profile

Updated Dec 31, 2019
Kroger has the following business profile:
Company's Full Name:Kroger Co.
Short Name:Kroger
Trading Ticker Symbol:KR
Primary Exchange:NYSE
Headquarter City/Country:Cincinnati, Ohio
Primary Industry Sector:Consumer Services
Seconday Sub-sector:Food Chains
Main Business Areas: Consumer Services, Food Chains, Consumer Defensive, Grocery Stores
Dividend Payments:Dividend History

Market and Trading Information for Kroger

The following details were available for trading and market data about the stock of Kroger as of writing:
Current Share Price:$28.99
Previous Year's Closing Price:$27.5
Percentage Price Change (YTD):5.42%
Market Cap:$23.21 billion
52-week Price Range:$20.7 - $29.97
Dividend Per Share:$0.58
EPS (TTM):1.96
Price-Earnings (Trailing):14.81
Price-Earnings (Forward):12.44

Company Profile and Business Description for Kroger

The Kroger Co. (Kroger), incorporated on April 3, 1902, manufactures and processes food for sale in its supermarkets. The Company operates supermarkets, multi-department stores, jewelry stores and convenience stores throughout the United States. As of January 28, 2017, it had operated approximately 4,000 owned or leased supermarkets, convenience stores, fine jewelry stores, distribution warehouses and food production plants through divisions, subsidiaries or affiliates. These facilities are located throughout the United States. As of January 28, 2017, Kroger operated, either directly or through its subsidiaries, 2,796 supermarkets under a range of local banner names, of which 2,255 had pharmacies and 1,445 had fuel centers. As of January 28, 2017, the Company offered ClickList and Harris Teeter ExpressLane, personalized, order online, pick up at the store services at 637 of its supermarkets. As of January 28, 2017, its supermarkets, on average, stocked over 14,000 private label items. Its corporate brand products are primarily produced and sold in three tiers. P$, Check This Out and Heritage Farm are the three brands. Its other brands include Simple Truth and Simple Truth Organic. As of January 28, 2017, it had operated 38 food production plants, which consisted of 17 dairies, 10 deli or bakery plants, five grocery product plants, two beverage plants, two meat plants and two cheese plants.

The Company's combo store is the primary food store format. In addition to the departments offered at a combo store, multi-department stores sell a range of general merchandise items, such as apparel, home fashion and furnishings, outdoor living, electronics, automotive products toys and fine jewelry. The Company's marketplace stores offer grocery, pharmacy and health and beauty care departments, as well as a perishable offering and general merchandise area that includes apparel, home goods and toys. In addition to the supermarkets, as of January 28, 2017, the Company had operated, through subsidiaries, 784 convenience stores, 319 fine jewelry stores and an online retailer. As of January 28, 2017, all 114 of its fine jewelry stores located in malls were operated in leased locations, and in addition, 69 convenience stores were operated by franchisees through franchise agreements. As of January 28, 2017, approximately 56% of the convenience stores operated by subsidiaries were operated in Company-owned facilities.

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Peer / Competitor Companies of Food Chains Sector

Along with Kroger Co., the following other peer (competitor) companies also exist within the same Food Chains - Consumer Services sector whose company profile and dividend history is as follows:

▶ Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (CBD): Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao, incorporated on November 10, 1981, directly or through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the retail of food, clothing, home appliances, electronics and other items through its ....See Detailed Company Profile  and Dividend History.

▶ DAVIDsTEA (DTEA): DavidsTea Inc., incorporated on May 21, 2008, is a beverage company, which offers various selection of loose-leaf teas, pre-packaged teas, tea sachets, and tea-related gifts and accessories. The Company operates ....See Detailed Company Profile  and Dividend History.

▶ GNC (GNC): GNC Holdings, Inc., incorporated on February 5, 2007, is a specialty retailer of health, wellness and performance products, which include protein, performance supplements, weight management supplements, vitamins, herbs and greens, ....See Detailed Company Profile  and Dividend History.

▶ Ingles Markets (IMKTA): Ingles Markets, Incorporated (Ingles), incorporated on June 2, 1965, is a supermarket chain in the southeast United States. The Companys segments include retail grocery and other. Its Other segment consists ....See Detailed Company Profile  and Dividend History.

▶ Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NGVC): Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, retails natural and organic groceries, and dietary supplements in the United States. The company's stores offer natural and or....See Detailed Company Profile  and Dividend History.

▶ Smart (SFS): Smart & Final Stores, Inc. operates as a food retailer in the United States. It operates in two segments, Smart & Final, and Cash & Carry Smart Foodservice. The company's stores offer fresh perishable....See Detailed Company Profile  and Dividend History.

▶ Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM): Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc., a healthy grocery store, provides fresh, natural, and organic food products in the United States. Its stores offer fresh produce, bulk foods, vitamins and supplements, pa....See Detailed Company Profile  and Dividend History.

▶ Village Super Market (VLGEA): Village Super Market, Inc. operates a chain of supermarkets in the United States. Its stores feature specialty departments, such as an on-site bakery, an expanded delicatessen, various natural and org....See Detailed Company Profile  and Dividend History.

▶ Vitamin Shoppe (VSI): Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. (VSI), incorporated on September 27, 2002, is a multi-channel specialty retailer and contract manufacturer of vitamins, minerals, herbs, specialty supplements, sports nutrition, and other health and wellness ....See Detailed Company Profile  and Dividend History.

▶ Weis Markets (WMK): Weis Markets, Inc. engages in the retail sale of food in Pennsylvania and surrounding states. The company's retail food stores sell groceries, dairy products, frozen foods, meats, seafood, fresh produ....See Detailed Company Profile  and Dividend History.

▶ Whole Foods Market (WFM): Whole Foods Market, Inc., incorporated on August 15, 1978, is engaged in the business of natural and organic foods supermarket. As of September 25, 2016, the Company operated 456 stores ....See Detailed Company Profile  and Dividend History.

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