Harris Teeter was co-founded by Willis L Teeter and William Thomas. The company had been formed combining "Teeter's Food Marts" and "Harris Super Markets", in 1960. Harris Teeter Supermarkets acquired Harris Teeter in 1969. They are operating nearly 200 supermarkets in Columbia district, 7 southeastern states and North Carolina. Most of the grocery stores of the chain offer its customers with gourmet delis, wine departments, sushi bars, house pharmacies and cafes. Even the company has range of distribution centers accelerating growth in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia. It stands as 93rd largest retailer in America as per revenue generated in 2005.