Kroger Stores are part of Kroger Company – In 1883, Barney Kroger invested his life savings of $372 to open a grocery store at 66 Pearl Street in downtown Cincinnati. The son of a merchant, he ran his business with a simple motto: “Be particular. Never sell anything you would not want yourself.”
With nearly 2,500 stores in 31 states under two dozen banners and annual sales of more than $70 billion, Kroger today ranks as one of the nation’s largest retailers. Kroger employs more than 339,000 associates who serve customers in 2,422 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 31 states under two dozen local banner names including Kroger Stores, City Market, Dillons, Jay C, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith’s.
Throughout its rich history, Kroger has served as a pioneer in the supermarket industry. During the 1930s, it was the first grocery chain to routinely monitor product quality and test foods offered to the customer. In 1972, Kroger became the first grocery retailer in America to test an electronic scanner. It was installed in a store in suburban Cincinnati, and visitors from around the country attended the event. Technology continues to play an important role in Kroger’s store operations today. For example, more than 1,600 Kroger stores now offer self-checkout, which allows customers to scan their own groceries and pay for them without any assistance from a cashier. Also in the ‘70s, the company became the first grocer to formalize consumer research. Kroger soon was interviewing more than a quarter-million shoppers each year to find out what they wanted in a supermarket. That feedback prompted Kroger to introduce unpackaged produce and service specialty departments such as delis.
The business principles that made the first Kroger store successful in 1883 – service, selection and value – continue to guide the company’s operations today. From one tiny grocery store in Cincinnati more than a century ago, Barney Kroger laid the foundation for what today ranks as one of the largest companies in America.
Kroger Gives Back to the Community
Kroger has a long history of bringing help and hope to the communities we serve. Since their earliest days, the Kroger family of associates has taken care of their neighbors and each other. Today they contribute more than $220 million annually in funds, food and products to support local communities.
“We focus on feeding the hungry through more than 80 local Feeding America food bank partners, women’s health, our troops and their families, and local schools and grassroots organizations. We are also strong supporters of The Salvation Army, American Red Cross and organizations that promote the advancement of women and minorities.”
Recognized by Forbes as the most generous company in America, Kroger supports hunger relief, breast cancer awareness, the military and their families, and more than 30,000 schools and grassroots organizations. Kroger contributes food and funds equal to 160 million meals a year through more than 80 Feeding America food bank partners. Learn more about the Kroger cornerstone causes by clicking here.
Kroger Digital Coupons Policy
- Customers choosing to participate in the digital coupons are required to have an active online account with a valid, associate shopper card. Kroger employees or partners are prohibited to set up or otherwise maintain an online account not specifically associated to that employee or employee household
- A valid shopper card or an alternate ID is required for the use of digital coupons at the time of purchase.
- Digital coupons and offers are deducted from a customer purchase prior to paper coupons or any other discounts and cannot be added back or removed once card has been scanned
- Limit one use per digital coupon per transaction
- Digital offers cannot be combined with manufacturer paper coupons on the purchase of a single item
- Digital offers do not double
- A limit of 150 coupons can be loaded per household at one time
- Digital reproductions of offers will not be accepted (such as using a mobile application to reproduce an image of an offer/coupon)
The store manager has the right to accept, decline, or limit the use of ANY digital coupon or offer.
Kroger Coupon Policy
As of May 2014, Kroger has finally released a Company Wide Coupon Policy written and posted on their website. While this does cover most issues we run into, there are still quite a few things that this does not cover. Those issues such as BOGO sales/coupons, overage, etc will be handled by the individual Store Manager. This is a big relief since before now, there was no official corporate company wide policy, now all Kroger shoppers have a guideline to use when shopping!
Store Management has the right to accept, decline or limit the use of ANY coupon(s). Store Management has the right to limit the quantity of coupons and/or items purchased in a single transaction, by a single Customer, or in a single day.
Coupons will be limited to no more than five (5) paper manufacturer coupons for the like products, each coupon value considered one (1) coupon in the same transaction.
Coupons will be limited to redemption from products currently on-hand at the store location.
Limit one (1) manufacturer coupon (paper or digital) per item purchased.
All coupons will be accepted at face value.
Expired coupons will not be accepted.
Only Pharmacy competitor coupons will be accepted.
Couponed items will not be sold to vendors.
Internet Coupon Restrictions/PAH Coupons:
o “Free item” Internet coupons can be accepted if all purchase criteria is met.
o Only one Internet coupon per item will be accepted.
o In some instances, Internet coupons may be limited to two (2) coupons per Customer in a single day.
Internet coupons that display characteristics below will not be accepted:
o Out of proportion
o Do not scan properly
o Appear to be altered in any way
View the Kroger Coupon Policy online.