CINCINNATI, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) will participate in the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Consumer & Retail Conference on Tuesday, March 11 and the UBS Global Consumer Conference on Wednesday, March 12. Mike Schlotman, Kroger senior vice president and chief financial officer, will address investors at 2:05 pm on March 11and 8:50 am on March 12. The presentations will be broadcast online at ir.kroger.com. Click on "Webcasts" to access the event. The presentations will be available in an archived format for one week following the conference. Kroger, one of the world's largest retailers, employs more than 375,000 associates who serve customers in 2,641 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 34 states and the District of Columbia under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry's, Harris Teeter, Jay C, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith's. The company also operates 786 convenience stores, 327 fine jewelry stores, 1,218 supermarket fuel centers and 38 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 200 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.