If you're sleepless -- and hungry -- in Seattle, consider Quality Food Centers (QFC). The grocery chain operates about 70 stores (most open 24 hours), primarily in the Puget Sound region of Washington (including Seattle), but also including about a half a dozen supermarkets in Portland, Oregon. QFC stores offer more than just groceries: Seattle's Best Coffee and Cinnabon serve up goodies at some locations, and many stores offer services such as catering, video rental, in-store banking, pharmacies, floral departments, and film developing. Founded more than 60 years ago, QFC is a division of grocery giant Kroger.
Joe Fey joined QFC from Kroger's Michigan division, where he served as VP of merchandising, in fall 2011. Fey succeeded Donna Giordano as president, following her promotion to president of Ralphs Grocery Company (Kroger's subsidiary in Southern California).
QFC's website offers an online store where customers can order hard-to-find items and have them delivered to their doorstep. Customers can also order floral arrangements, fruit baskets, gift cards, steaks, photos, prescription refills, and even jewelry online. – less