Bernard Kroger

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Birthday
24, 1860
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Jul 21, 1938 (78)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
24, 1860
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Jul 21, 1938 (78)

About

American entrepreneur who founded the Kroger supermarket chain. The company began as The Great Western Tea Company and was re-named the Kroger Grocery and Baking Company in the early 1900s.

Before Fame

As a young boy, he worked in a drug store and on an Ohio farm.

Trivia

He and his grocery store chain managed to survive the 1929 Stock Market Crash, partly through his creation of his own bank.

Family Life

He and his nine siblings were born to an Ohio-based family of German immigrants.

Associated With

He and Chun King foods founder Jeno Paulucci both operated successful food companies.