Kroger Co. operates 785 convenience stores under six banners in 19 states. Kroger says its c-stores provide valuable synergies for the rapid expansion of its supermarket fuel centers.

The stores offer a limited selection of Kroger private-label products, and some stores are served by Kroger distribution centers. New convenience stores range from 1,100 square feet to 5,800 square feet in size and are typically located on parcels of 1 to 2 acres.

The convenience stores concentrate on small- to medium-sized towns located near interstate highways. Two-thirds of the stores are located in towns with fewer than 75,000 residents. Each division is operated from a separate headquarters with a division management team.

The Kroger Co. also has 2,000 fuel-center locations, including 1,275 supermarket fuel centers and 725 convenience stores with fuel. Combined, the company sells fuel in 37 states and is the third-largest owner-operator of fuel centers in the United States. The company began selling fuel at supermarkets in 1988, and at its convenience stores in 1983.

Kroger is one of the world’s largest retailers, with 2,638 supermarkets and multidepartment stores in 34 states and the District of Columbia under two dozen local banners.

No. of Stores:785
Average Store Size:1,100-5,800 sq. ft.
Rank Last Year:10
States of Operation: Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Wyoming