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  • Previous Rank54
  • Revenues ($M)$109,830
  • Revenue Percent Change1.3%
  • Profits ($M)$2,039
  • Profits Percent Change18%
  • Assets ($M)$33,897
  • Employees431,000

Most of the supermarket industry has fallen prey to Walmart’s drive into grocery over the last decade–but not Kroger. The Cincinnati-based supermarket giant continued its streak in its last fiscal year, as profits jumped 18%, market share increased, and same-store sales grew 5% (excluding fuel) for the year. The fourth quarter of 2015 marked Kroger’s 49th consecutive quarter of same-store sales growth. The 133-year-old company kept up its acquisition tear by buying the Roundy chain, giving Kroger a foothold in Wisconsin. The company has pursued a robust private label line, with about 40% of its own brand made by the company’s facilities that include dairies, delis, cheese plants, and bakeries. This current fiscal year might not be as rosy for the U.S.’s second-largest food retailer. Kroger has warned that its sales growth could be perhaps the worst in more than a decade in part due to shaky consumer confidence and low commodity costs.

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Company Information

W. Rodney McMullen
Food & Drug Stores
Food and Drug Stores
HQ Location
Cincinnati, OH
Years on Global 500 List22
Figures are for fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2016.

Kroger Rank History

Key Financials (last fiscal year)

($ Millions)% change
Revenues ($M)$109,8301.3%
Profits ($M)$2,03918%
Assets ($M)$33,897-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$6,820-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues1.9%
Profits as % of Assets6%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity29.9%