Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Kroger
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol KR)
Headquartered in: 
Ohio
Major Industry: 
retailing
Specific Industry: 
retail-supermarkets
Penalty total since 2000: 
$115,608,561
Number of records: 
197
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
competition-related offenses$70,000,0001
employment-related offenses$29,125,03045
healthcare-related offenses$13,225,0002
safety-related offenses$2,083,916121
environment-related offenses$804,84923
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
fraud$70,000,0001
employment discrimination$24,199,30810
Controlled Substances Act violation$13,225,0002
wage and hour violation$3,303,24414
workplace safety or health violation$1,640,916116
Notes: 

Parent-subsidiary linkages are based on relationships current as of the latest revision listed in the Update Log, which may vary from what was the case when a violation occurred. The penalty totals are adjusted to account for the fact that the individual entries below may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. The totals are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the list below.

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Subsidy Tracker data on financial assistance to this company by federal, state and local government agencies can be found here.

For an overview of assistance this company is receiving under the CARES Act, see its Covid Stimulus Watch summary page here.


Individual Penalty Records:

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Company Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
Ralphs Grocery Company fraud 2006 USAO $70,000,000
Kroger Company employment discrimination 2008 private lawsuit-federal $16,000,000
King Soopers Controlled Substances Act violation 2005 USAO $13,000,000
Ralphs Grocery employment discrimination 2002 private lawsuit-state $6,550,000
Ralph's wage and hour violation 2005 private lawsuit-federal $3,049,000
Fred Meyer Stores, Inc. employment discrimination 2014 EEOC $487,500
Fred Meyer Stores, Inc. employment discrimination 2008 EEOC $485,000
Kroger Texas employment discrimination 2013 private lawsuit-federal $451,308
The Kroger Company labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $444,000
King Soopers, Inc. labor relations violation 2009 NLRB $411,002
Kroger Company tobacco litigation 2007 MULTI-AG $325,000
Ralphs Grocery Company consumer protection violation 2004 CA-AG $225,000
Kroger Limited Partnership and Kroger Pharmacy Controlled Substances Act violation 2019 USAO $225,000
Roundy's Supermarkets, Inc. employment screening violation 2015 private lawsuit-federal $156,450
FRED MEYER workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $147,940
Kroger # 412 environmental violation 2014 TN-ENV $144,735
Fred Meyer, Inc. d/b/a Southwest Distribution Center labor relations violation 2000 NLRB $116,480
FRED MEYER, INC. environmental violation 2001 OR-ENV $104,572
Ralph's Market #743 labor relations violation 2009 NLRB $100,000
Ralphs Grocery Company labor relations violation 2015 NLRB $91,774
The Kroger Co. (Cincinnati) environmental violation 2011 EPA $87,000
Food 4 Less wage and hour violation 2003 CA-LCO $85,000
The Kroger Co. environmental violation 2020 CA-ARB $83,640
SMITH'S FOOD & DRUG CENTER #388 workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $80,200
Dillon Companies, Inc. employment discrimination 2011 EEOC $80,000
FRED MEYER workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $71,053
Ralphs Grocery Co. consumer protection violation 2011 CA-LACA $67,600
KROGER COMPANY aviation safety violation 2017 FAA $60,000
COUNTRY OVEN BAKERY environmental violation 2016 EPA $57,400
Fred Meyer, Inc. labor relations violation 2006 NLRB $57,000
Roundy's Supermarkets labor relations violation 2007 NLRB $52,000
Food 4 Less wage and hour violation 2004 CA-LCO $51,000
ROUNDY'S SUPERMARKETS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $45,268
FRED MEYER workplace safety or health violation 2020 OSHA $45,062
Roundy's Supermarkets, Inc consumer protection violation 2006 WI-DATC $44,576
Kroger Limited Partnership I, Delta Division employment discrimination 2015 EEOC $42,500
Kroger labor relations violation 2002 NLRB $40,000
Kroger employment discrimination 2019 EEOC $40,000
THE KROGER COMPANY BAKERY environmental violation 2004 EPA $37,985
Dillon Companies environmental violation 2019 CO-DPHE $36,225
FRED MEYER workplace safety or health violation 2020 OSHA $35,760
KROGER CO. workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $35,000
Pace Dairy Foods environmental violation 2003 EPA $35,000
RALPH'S GROCERY CO. workplace safety or health violation 2001 OSHA $34,275
Kroger Company employment discrimination 2016 EEOC $33,000
The Kroger Co. environmental violation 2017 VA-ENV $32,812
Fred Meyer Stores Inc environmental violation 2007 EPA $32,500
King Soopers, Inc, labor relations violation 2010 NLRB $31,620
King Soopers, Inc. labor relations violation 2017 NLRB $31,031
THE KROGER CO. workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $30,489
VITACOST.COM, INC. aviation safety violation 2011 FAA $30,000
Ralphs Grocery Company employment discrimination 2020 EEOC $30,000
KROGER workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $30,000
KING SOOPERS WESTWOODS DEVELOPMENT environmental violation 2004 EPA $29,500
COUNTRY OVEN BAKERY environmental violation 2016 EPA $29,205
SMITH'S FOOD & DRUG #396 workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $28,220
The Kroger Company, Inc wage and hour violation 2005 WHD $26,648
SMITH'S FOOD & DRUG #371 workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $26,400
RALPHS GROCERY - STORE 178 workplace safety or health violation 2002 OSHA $26,250
THE KROGER CO. workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $25,868
RALPHS GROCERY COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2020 OSHA $25,560
RALPHS GROCERY COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2020 OSHA $25,120
RALPHS #222 workplace safety or health violation 2020 OSHA $23,700
KPS, Inc wage and hour violation 2006 WHD $23,140
Kroger Prescription Plans, Inc. tax violations 2014 CT-AG $22,590
SMITH'S FOOD AND DRUG CENTER #392 workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $22,220
RALPH'S GROCERY COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $21,935
KROGER labor relations violation 2010 NLRB $20,000
RALPHS GROCERY COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2008 OSHA $19,450
The Kroger Co. environmental violation 2015 TX-ENV $19,000
RALPHS GROCERY CO/FOOD 4 LESS workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $18,720
RALPHS GROCERY COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $18,000
THE KROGER COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $16,670
KROGER LIMITED PARTNERSHIP I workplace safety or health violation 2020 OSHA $16,320
KROGER workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $16,250
KROGER LIMITED PARTNERSHIP I DBA KROGER STORE 763 workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $15,500
SMITH'S FOOD & DRUG #461 workplace safety or health violation 2020 OSHA $15,468
KROGER workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $15,002
FRED MEYER STORES, INC aviation safety violation 2015 FAA $15,000
ROUNDY'S ILLINOIS, LLC DBA MARIANO'S FRESH MARKET workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $15,000
KROGER workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $14,300
The Kroger Company wage and hour violation 2010 WHD $14,120
KING SOOPERS # 27 workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $14,000
THE KROGER COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $14,000
KROGER LIMITED PARTNERSHIP I STORE 379 workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $13,600
King Soopers labor relations violation 2005 NLRB $13,500
RALPHS GROCERY COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2008 OSHA $13,500
DILLON COMPANIES, INC. DBA CITY MARKET #431 workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $13,500
RALPHS GROCERY COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2020 OSHA $13,500
THE KROGER COMPANY aviation safety violation 2013 FAA $13,000
THE KROGER COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2020 OSHA $12,745
KROGER INC #578 workplace safety or health violation 2021 OSHA $12,400
ROUNDY'S SUPERMARKETS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $12,000
SMITHS FOOD & DRUG CENTERS INC workplace safety or health violation 2000 OSHA $11,820
Dillon Companies, Inc. labor relations violation 2010 NLRB $11,640
KROGER workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $11,000
THE KROGER COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $10,814
KROGER #223 workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $10,800
KROGER CO STORE #684 workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $10,600
KROGER CO workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $10,500
FOOD 4 LESS workplace safety or health violation 2000 OSHA $10,465
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