Top 10 Retail Companies in the World 2015

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6. The Kroger Co.

Kroger was established in the year 1883 by Bernard Kroger in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States.

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Since its inception, Kroger has expanded multi-folds and is now one of the biggest retailing chains in the world. This has been achieved through innovation, which is one of the core values of the company for its sustainability i.e. taking efforts to improve today to protect tomorrow.

Kroger ranks 54 among the global Fortune 500 group of companies. Kroger is the America’s second largest general retailer and has its operations running in 34 states of the United States. Kroger currently has over 2600 stores under its belt, directly or through its subsidiaries. The main subsidiaries of Kroger include Ralphs, Food 4 Less and many more. The store formats of Kroger include supermarkets, departmental stores, mall jewellery stores, convenience stores and superstores. Kroger also has its own branded grocery store chain that are located in many locations throughout Southern and Midwestern United States.

Kroger has over 340,000 employee strength spread across its large number of stores and are doing different roles based on the task at hand. Kroger logs over 329 million miles of Truck moving merchandise and supplies in between the stores and between the suppliers annually. The company also has a very approachable feedback system and logs large number of feedbacks annually. In 2014, the company logged approximately 10 million feedbacks which were analysed and answered appropriately.

Over the years, Kroger has focused on the three core foundations i.e. Service, Selection and Value which has helped Kroger to guide itself to what it is today. The company takes care of its employees, customers and stakeholders very sensitively and it has led Kroger to become one of the largest retailers in the world.

Net Retail Revenue: USD 108.5 billion

Dominant operational format: Supermarket

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