What Is King Soopers?


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King Soopers is a chain of grocery stores primarily located in the Rocky Mountains region of the United States. The chain is a brand under the Kroger Company, which acquired the business by purchasing Dillon Companies in 1983.

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The first King Soopers store was opened by Lloyd J. King in 1947, in Arvada, Colorado. The company expanded to nine stores by 1957, when it was acquired by Dillon Companies. The sale of Dillon to Kroger in 1983 netted the conglomerate not only the King Soopers brand, but also Fry's, City Market and the Kwik Shop chain of convenience stores. As of 2015, Kroger is the largest supermarket chain in the United States by revenue, and the second-largest general merchandise retailer.

While the amenities at any King Soopers can vary from store to store, most boast typical supermarket features such as a full-service pharmacy and floral department. The chain features Mobile Market no-contract wireless kiosks and Western Union financial services. Shoppers can also earn fuel points for discounts at King Soopers Fuel Centers and participating Shell stations.

Some King Soopers locations also contain The Little Clinic health centers, providing basic health services such as immunizations, wellness checks and minor medical procedures. Prospective patients can even check waiting times through the Little Clinic website.

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