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Bernard Kroger
Bernard Henry Kroger

(1860-01-24)January 24, 1860
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Died July 21, 1938(1938-07-21) (aged 78)
Cape Cod, Massachusetts, U.S.
Resting place Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati
Nationality American
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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