The Kroger Company, or simply Kroger, is an American retailing company founded by Bernard Kroger in 1883 in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is the United States\'s largest supermarket chain by revenue ($109.83 billion for fiscal year 2015), the second-largest general retailer (behind Walmart) and the twenty-third largest company in the United States. Kroger is also the third-largest retailer in the world. As of December 2015, Kroger operates, either directly or through its subsidiaries, 2,778 supermarkets and multi-department stores. Kroger\'s headquarters are in downtown Cincinnati.