Number of stores operated by Kroger 2019, by category

The American grocery retailer Kroger operated 2,757 stores as of February 2020, with most of those locations also containing pharmacies.

Kroger Operating Figures

Kroger is one of the largest grocery retailers in the United States. The Kroger Company operates the highest number of locations of any supermarket chain in the United States. Kroger also bears the distinction of having the highest number of employees of any U.S. supermarket excluding Walmart, at over 460,000 as of 2019.

Kroger and Consumer Preferences

If price were not an object, about 50 percent of American consumers would prefer to shop at Kroger over any other grocery chain, making it the fifth most popular grocery chain in the United States. That survey found Publix to be the most popular U.S. grocery chain of 2017. Kroger was also rated the second most trustworthy food retailer in the United States, behind Walmart.

Number of stores operated by Kroger or its subsidiaries as of February 2019, by category

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Release date

April 2020


United States

Survey time period

as of February 2020

Supplementary notes

Fiscal year 2019 ended on February 1, 2020.

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