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Bernard Henry Kroger
January 24, 1860
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
|Died||July 21, 1938
Cape Cod, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Resting place||Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati|
|Occupation||Grocer, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist|
Bernard Henry Kroger (January 24, 1860 – July 21, 1938) was an American businessman who created the Kroger chain of supermarkets. Kroger was a pioneering grocery innovator who introduced self-service shopping to the public in 1916. He allowed customers to enter his stores, shop, and bring the merchandise home themselves instead of waiting for a delivery. Kroger pioneered in-store bakery and meat counters. Kroger grocery stores were the first in the country to sell freshly baked goods, meat, and groceries under the same roof.
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