Company Description (as filed with the SEC)
Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc. (the "Company"), through its primary subsidiary Harris Teeter, Inc. ("Harris Teeter"), operates a regional chain of supermarkets in eight states primarily in the southeastern and mid-Atlantic United States, and the District of Columbia. The Company was also engaged in the manufacturing and distribution of industrial sewing thread through its American & Efird business ("A&E") until it sold A&E on November 7, 2011. The Company, which is incorporated under North Carolina law, was created in 1968 through the consolidation of the predecessor companies of Ruddick Investment Company (which was subsequently merged into Ruddick Operating Company) and A&E. In 1969, the Company acquired Harris Teeter. Ruddick Operating Company is not classified as a separate operating component of the Company due to its limited operations and relative size to the consolidated group. ... More ...