Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc. is a chain of supermarkets based in Matthews, North Carolina, just outside Charlotte. As of July 2014, the chain operates 231 stores in eight states: North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia. Supermarket News ranked Harris Teeter No. 34 in the 2012 "Top 75 Retailers & Wholesalers" based on 2011 fiscal year sales of $4.3 billion. Based on 2005 revenue, Harris Teeter is the ninety-third largest retailer in the United States.
On July 9, 2013, Harris Teeter announced that it was being acquired by The Kroger Company. The merger closed on January 28, 2014, though Harris Teeter retained its name, brand and headquarters in Matthews.