Does Kroger Own Publix?

Q:

Does Kroger own Publix?

A:

No, Publix is not owned by Kroger. 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 $34 billion is 2016. Publix is not publicly traded on an exchange such as the NASDAQ or NYSE. However, it does have stock which can be purchased by only employees.

Kroger is a publicly trade company (NYSE: KR) and is the world’s largest supermarket in terms of revenue. The company had $115.337 billion in sales for 2016 and operates approximately 2,800 stores across the United States. Kroger owns the following stores or companies.

Companies Owned By Kroger

  • Kroger
  • 8451°
  • Baker’s
  • City Market
  • Copps
  • Dillons Food Stores
  • Food 4 Less
  • Food Co.
  • Fred Meyer
  • Fred Meyer Jewelers
  • Frys’s Food Stores
  • Gerbes
  • Harris Teeter
  • Jay C Food Stores
  • King Soopers
  • Kroger Personal Finance
  • The Little Clinic
  • Mariano’s
  • Metro Market
  • Owen’s
  • Pay Less Super Markets
  • Pick N Save
  • QFC (Quality Food Centers)
  • Ralphs
  • Roundy’s
  • Ruler Foods
  • Smith’s
  • Vitacost
  • Fox’s Jewelers
  • Littman Jewelers
  • Barclay Jewlers
  • Kwik Shop
  • Loaf ‘N Jug
  • Smith’s Express
  • Tom Thumb Food Stores
  • Turkey Hill Minit Markets
  • Lucky’ Market

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