Headquarters: CincinnatiSales: $53.8 billion in 2003Stores: 2,530 food stores under 24 banners in 32 states; 802 convenience stores; 440 jewelry storesTop executive: David B. Dillon, chairman and chief executive officerEmployees: 290,000Food stores by state and banner: • California 458 (Ralphs, Food 4 Less, Cala, Bell) • Texas 209 (Kroger) • Ohio 207 (Kroger) • Georgia 173 (Kroger) • Washington 137 (QFC, Fred Meyer) • Indiana 137 (Kroger, Jay C, Pay Less, Owen’s, Food 4 Less) • Colorado 130 ...

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