Does Kroger Own Publix?

Last Updated on 06/27/2021 by GS Staff

Q: Does Kroger own Publix?

No, Kroger does not own Publix. They are two separate businesses. 

Publix is an employee-owned grocery store with about 1,162 locations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. According to Publix, the company had sales of $38.1 billion in 2019. Publix is not publicly traded on an exchange such as the NASDAQ or NYSE. However, it does have stock that can be purchased only by employees.

Kroger is a public company (NYSE: KR) and is the world’s largest supermarket in terms of revenue. The company had approximately $122 billion in revenue for 2019 and operates approximately 2,800 stores across the United States.

Kroger owns the following stores or companies.

Companies Owned By Kroger

  • Baker’s
  • City Market
  • Dillons
  • Food 4 Less
  • Foods Co
  • Fred Meyer
  • Fry’s
  • Gerbes
  • Harris Teeter
  • King Soopers
  • Jay C Food Store
  • Kroger
  • Pay-Less Super Markets
  • QFC
  • Ralphs
  • Smith’s Food and Drug

Publix Image – Phillip Pessar/flickr