The Kroger Co. is an American merchant established by Bernard Kroger in 1883 in Cincinnati, Ohio. It accounted $90.4 billion in sales for financial year 2012 (coming to an end on 28th January, 2012). It is the biggest grocery stock up chain for the nation, it is the second biggest all-purpose trader by returns and fourth biggest vendor in the globe (outshining Germany based Metro AG in 2012), as said by Deloitte. On or after 2010, Kroger controlled 3,574 stores either directly or via its ancillaries. The headquarters of Kroger are in downtown, Cincinnati. It upholds marts in most states from Virginia to Alaska.