Kroger Grocery And Baking Company

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Since 1883, the Kroger Company has had an intensive background in American Culture. The moving force behind the Company was contributed to Bernard Henry Barney, he invested $372 and founded the first store The Great Western Tea Company in 1883. “The son of a merchant, he ran his business with a simple motto be particular, never sells anything you would not want yourself”. (Kroger Company Fact Book) His philosophy and motto are equally important today, and most desirable to the company’s customer’s base. By 1902 The Great Western Tea Company acquired 60 additional stores and changed its name to the Kroger Grocery and Baking Company. The Kroger Company and Baking Company was the first grocery store chain merged a bakery within the grocery establishment.

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