The Kroger Co.
is primarily a grocery retailer. The Company also manufactures and processes food for sale by its supermarkets. As of February 2, 2002, the Company, directly or through subsidiaries, operated 2,418 supermarkets. Kroger's supermarket divisions typically stock approximately 7,500 private label items. In addition to supermarkets, Kroger, directly or through subsidiaries, operated 789 convenience stores, 227 supermarket fuel centers and 427 fine jewelry stores. Its subsidiaries owned and operated 694 of the convenience stores, while 95 were operated through franchise agreements.
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