The Kroger Co., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer in the United States and internationally. It also manufactures and processes food for sale in its supermarkets. The company operates retail food and drug stores, multi-department stores, jewelry stores, and convenience stores. Its combination food and drug stores offer natural food and organic sections, pharmacies, general merchandise, pet centers, fresh seafood, and organic produce; multi-department stores provide general merchandise items, such as apparel, home fashion and furnishings, outdoor living, electronics, automotive products, toys, and fine jewelry; and price impact warehouse stores offer grocery, and health and beauty care items, as well as meat, dairy, baked goods, and fresh produce items. The company’s marketplace stores comprise full-service grocery, pharmacy and health, and beauty departments, as well as perishable and general merchandise, including apparel, home goods, and toys. It operates supermarkets and multi-department stores under the banner names of Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, Harris Teeter, Jay C, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs, and Smith’s. As of August 18, 2015, the company operated 2,626 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 34 states and the District of Columbia under two dozen local banner names; and 780 convenience stores, 327 fine jewelry stores, 1,342 supermarket fuel centers, and 37 food processing plants in the United States. The Kroger Co. was founded in 1883 and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.