NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Kroger (NYSE: KR) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $37.14, above its previous 52-week high of $36.29 with 3.3 million shares traded as of 11:10 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 3.9 million shares over the past 30 days. Kroger has a market cap of $18.69 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 39.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. The Kroger Co., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer in the United States. The company also manufactures and processes food for sale in its supermarkets. It operates retail food and drug stores, multi-department stores, jewelry stores, and convenience stores.