Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc. is a chain of supermarkets based in Matthews, North Carolina, just outside Charlotte. As of April 2014, the chain operates 227 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.