Founded in 1883, Kroger is one of the largest supermarket chains in the U.S. and the company grew even bigger after acquiring Harris Teeter in 2013. In fact, Kroger should be praised for providing jobs to thousands of people last year – 7,000, to be exact. The company is also committed to providing jobs to former military service members and has hired more than 22,000 veterans in the past five years, according to MeatPoultry.com.
With 2,424 stores located in the U.S., spread around 31 states, Kroger has also developed convenience stores, department stores and jewelry stores. With an original owner that started the shop with only $372, this top shop is a prime example of the American dream reaching full potential.