Kroger: 125 Years of Growth

1883: Barney Kroger opens his first store, The Great Western Tea Co., in downtown Cincinnati. 1884: Kroger buys out his partner and opens his second store; company begins running regular newspaper ads. 1901: The company is the first grocery chain to operate its own bakery. 1902: Company incorporates as The Kroger Grocery & Baking Co., with 40 stores and $1.75 million in annual sales. 1904: Kroger

1883: Barney Kroger opens his first store, The Great Western Tea Co., in downtown Cincinnati.

1884: Kroger buys out his partner and opens his second store; company begins running regular newspaper ads.

1901: The company is the first grocery chain to operate its own bakery.

1902: Company incorporates as The Kroger Grocery & Baking Co., with 40 stores and $1.75 million in annual sales.

1904: Kroger offers meat and groceries

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