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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Kroger (NYSE: KR) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $38.27, above its previous 52-week high of $38.20 with 286,334 shares traded as of 10 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 3.9 million shares over the past 30 days. Kroger has a market cap of $19.57 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 46.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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.