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Kroger is one of the world's largest food retailers. It was founded in 1883 and incorporated in 1902. The company operates, either directly or through its subsidiaries, 2,757 supermarkets under a variety of local banner names, of which 2,270 also operate pharmacies. Kroger owns 35 food production plants, primarily bakeries and dairies, and in total serves an estimated 11 million customers across 35 US states. The brand Kroger represents most of the company's private-label items, with other popular store brands including Big K, Check This Out and Heritage Farm.

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Governance and strategy

#1 7.5 /10 #15


#1 14.4 /30 #20


#1 8.8 /30 #47

Social inclusion

#1 7.9 /30 #103
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Segment Rank
Food and beverage manufacturers/processors #35
Food retailers #9

Segment ranking summary

Kroger ranks ninth among food retailers in the benchmark, leading most of its segment peers yet a reflection of its mixed performance across the four benchmark measurement areas. The company is in the top five in both governance and strategy, where it ranks fifth among its peers, and environment, where it ranks fourth, but falls behind in nutrition and social inclusion. Among other food and beverage processors, Kroger ranks 35th, close to its overall benchmark ranking.

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The core social indicators are part of the social inclusion measurement area. These indicators assess societal expectations of business conduct that companies should meet if they aspire to be part of a system transformation that leaves no one behind.

More about the company

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America
Food and agriculture revenue USD
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This company is part of the SDG2000, the 2.000 most influential companies

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