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Bernard H. Kroger

Kroger's Food Stores

1883 - 1928

Retail

pre-1900 b. 1860
male
Personal
Born-Died1860 - 1938
BirthplaceOhio (OH)
RaceWhite
FatherOwner, Small Business
Era - pre-1900

Kroger is responsible for many innovations in grocery store operations. He was the first to place grocery ads in daily newspapers and was the first grocer to bring meat departments into the store. Starting with one store, he created a chain of 5,200 stores in 1,000 towns with total sales over $200 million by his retirement.