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Kroger operates over 2,500 grocery and multi-department stores under 17 different names. Whether you know it or not, chances are you have some kind of Kroger-owned store near you. And KCL’s Kroger deals can help you save money at your local supermarket every week.
Most Kroger-owned stores have very similar sales in the weekly ads, with a few exceptions:
- Harris Teeter runs totally unique promotions with zero crossover. Bookmark KCL Harris Teeter deals if you’re a Harris Teeter shopper.
- QFC operates small supermarkets with largely unique sales that don’t overlap with Kroger parent company.
- Food 4 Less and FoodCo have more overlap with each other and less with other Kroger chains.
- Pay Less Super Markets don’t have weekly ads at all and tend to have fewer sales.
Founded: 1927, bought by Kroger in 2001
Fun Fact: Baker’s sales and prices are most similar to Dillons and Gerbes.
Founded: 1924, bought by Kroger in 1983
Location: Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming
Fun Fact: City Market was founded by the Prinster family and had a Prinster member as president for the first 77 years.
Founded: 1913, bought by Kroger in 1983
Fun Fact: Dillons has their own private label milk from a warehouse in Hutchison, Kansas.
Founded: 1977, bought by Kroger in 1988
Location: California, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio
Fun Fact: Food 4 Less is known as a “no frills” grocery store where shoppers bag their own groceries.
Founded: 1977, bought by Kroger in 1998
Location: Northern California
Fun Fact: Foods Co. is a subsidiary of Food 4 Less.
Founded: 1931, bought by Kroger in 1999
Location: Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Alaska
Fun Fact: Fred Meyer is the only Kroger affiliate to have their own reward program other than the Kroger Plus Card and the fuel rewards. They are also the only affiliate to have a play place for kids.
Founded: 1954, bought by Kroger in 1999
Fun Fact: Fry’s also operates under the banner Fry’s Marketplace, which is a multi-department store.
Founded: 1933, bought by Kroger in 1983
Fun Fact: Gerbes was bought by Dillons in 1966, before Dillons was bought by Kroger.
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Founded: 1936, bought by Kroger in 2013
Location: North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Delaware, Maryland and the District of Columbia
Fun Fact: Harris Teeter is one of the few subsidiaries of Kroger that isn’t obviously branded by Kroger. Their website is completely different than all the others and requires a separate digital account.
Harris Teeter also has its own program where customers can get a free five-inch birthday cake for their baby’s first birthday.
Founded: 1924, bought by Kroger in 1983
Location: Colorado and Wyoming
Fun Fact: King Soopers was bought by Dillons in 1957, before Dillons was bought by Kroger.
Founded: 1862, bought by Kroger in 1999
Location: Southern Indiana
Fun Fact: As of 2018, JayC Food Store has been included in the Kroger Louisville Division.
Location: Headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Claim to fame: The 17th largest company in the United States.
Founded: 1959, bought by Kroger in 1997
Location: Northern Indiana
Fun Fact: Owen’s ad is the most similar to the weekly Kroger ad.
NO WEEKLY AD
Founded: 1947, bought by Kroger in 1999
Location: Central Indiana
Fun Fact: Pay Less Super Market is the only affiliate that does not have a weekly ad.
Founded: 1955, bought by Kroger in 1999
Location: Washington and Oregon
Fun Fact: Besides Harris Teeter, QFC has the most unique weekly ad.
Founded: 1873, bought by Kroger in 1998
Fun Fact: After Kroger and Harris Teeter, Ralphs has more stores than other Kroger affiliates.
Founded: 1911, bought by Kroger in 1999
Fun Fact: Smith’s has a unique sale called their Case Lot Sale in January, April and September. This sale has products like peanut butter, baking supplies, and other pantry staples at stock-up prices.