CINCINNATI, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced it will webcast the annual meeting of shareholders beginning at 11 a.m. (ET) on Thursday, June 27, 2013. The meeting will be broadcast online at http://ir.kroger.com. Click on "Webcasts" to access the event. An on-demand replay of the webcast will be available through July 4, 2013. Kroger, one of the world's largest retailers, employs 343,000 associates who serve customers in 2,424 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 31 states under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Jay C, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry's, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith's. The company also operates 786 convenience stores, 328 fine jewelry stores, 1,169 supermarket fuel centers and 37 food processing plants in the U.S. Recognized by Forbes as the most generous company in America, Kroger supports hunger relief, breast cancer awareness, the military and their families, and more than 30,000 schools and grassroots organizations. Kroger contributes food and funds equal to 160 million meals a year through more than 80 Feeding America food bank partners. A leader in supplier diversity, Kroger is a proud member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber's Million Dollar Club. SOURCE The Kroger Co.