CINCINNATI — Bernard Henry Kroger — Barney or simply B.H. to those who knew him well — learned the value of good business practices early on. Born in 1860, he was about 15 when he went to work selling coffee, tea and sugar door-to-door for The Great Northern and Pacific Tea Co. in Cincinnati. After two years on the job, he realized sales were falling off because the store owners were cutting corners in buying while continuing to charge the same price. “That was my first experience with the ...

REGISTER TO VIEW THIS ARTICLE - Register for a Free Account

Why Register for FREE?

Registering for content on Supermarket News will give you INSTANT access to invaluable articles and media content that industry professionals rely on. You will have access to our special reports, feature articles, and industry analysis. It’s FREE, easy and quick.  What are you waiting for! In addition you will also receive a complimentary copy of SN's salary survey sent to you by email.
 

Click here to read the FAQ page if you have any questions (opens in a new window)
 

Attention Paid Print Subscribers:  While you have already been granted free access to SN we ask that you register now. We promise it will only take a few minutes! Or visit your profile and add your print magazine account number and zip code.

Already registered? here.