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Kroger is a large U.S. grocery chain, second only to Wal-Mart in terms of grocery sales. It has about 3,650 stores in 31 states. It also has about 780 convenience stores such as Quik Stop and Kwik Shop. Fred Meyer Stores is a subsidiary operating in the western U.S. which sells groceries, general merchandise, and jewelry. [1]

Following are a few of Kroger's nearly two dozen brands under which it operates its stores. Supermarkets include Kroger, Ralph's, KING Soopers, City Market, Dillons, and Smith's. Multi-Department Stores include Fred Meyer and Fry's Marketplace. Convenience Stores include TurkeyHill and TomThumb. Jewelry stores include Fred Meyer Jewelers and Barclay Jewelers. [2]

Political contributions

Kroger gave $42,000 to federal candidates in the 2006 election through its political action committee - 5% to Democrats and 95% to Republicans. [3]


The company spent $177,080 for lobbying in 2006. The lobbying firm Venable LLP was used. [4]


Key executives and 2007 pay: [5]          Options
David B. Dillon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer    $3,270,000    $247,000
Donnie W. McGeorge, Chief Operating Officer    $2,150,000    $268,000
J. Michael Schlotman, Chief Financial Officer    $1,130,000    $148,000
Donald E. Becker, Executive Vice President of Merchandising    $1,340,000    $686,000

Selected members of the Board of Directors: [6]

Contact details

1014 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: 513-762-4000
Fax: 513-762-1160


  1. Kroger Profile, Hoovers, accessed July 2007.
  2. About page, Kroger, accessed July 2007.
  3. 2006 PAC Summary Data, Open Secrets, accessed July 2007.
  4. Kroger lobbying expenses, Open Secrets, accessed October 2007.
  5. Kroger Key Executives, Yahoo Finance, accessed October 2007.
  6. Board of Directors, BusinessWeek, accessed October 2007.

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