Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc. operates a regional chain of supermarkets in eight states primarily in the southeastern and mid-Atlantic United States, and the District of Columbia. As of October 1, 2013, the Company operated 208 supermarkets located in North Carolina (142), Virginia (39), South Carolina (14), Maryland (8), Tennessee (5), Delaware (3), District of Columbia (3), Florida (1) and Georgia (1). These supermarkets offer a range of groceries, produce, meat and seafood, delicatessen items, bakery items, wines and non-food items, such as health and beauty care, general merchandise and floral. In January 2014, The Kroger Co and Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc announced the completion of the merger transaction between the two companies. As of October 1, 2013, the Company operated pharmacies in 150 of their supermarkets.