King Soopers was founded in 1947. How the company got the slightly strange name is thanks to an Archie comic book.
King Sooper was the first grocery store chain to have in-house pharmacies. The company has 118 locations, with many of these located in Colorado.
The company was acquired by Dillions in 1957 and Dillions was acquired by Kroger in 1983. King Soopers still operates as a subsidiary of Kroger.
In July 2020, 50 assistant managers sued the company for overtime pay.
In March 2021, a lone gunman shot and killed 10 people at a Boulder, Colorado, King Soopers. The motive of the gunman is not yet known.
When comparing market shares, King Soopers far outweighs all other supermarkets in the state of Colorado, taking nearly 35 percent of the market.
King Soopers maintains a corporate office in Denver, Colorado.