The Fry family has had a long history of operating businesses in Arizona. Fry's Food and Drug Stores was the first of them, founded in 1954. When that was sold off, Charles Fry – co-founder of the eponymous supermarket chain – gave a chunk of the proceeds to his children, who founded Fry's Electronics, the Californian computer retailing giant, in 1985, hence the common name and similar logo. The relation between the two retailers don't go beyond the familial origin, however, considering the supermarket chain has become yet another one of Kroger's long (albeit affordable) arms.
All the better for Arizonians – throughout the country, people swear by Kroger's fresh produce, affordable products, and own-brand goods which are even more so. As with all Kroger supermarkets with in-house pharmacies, Fry's offers three months' supply of generics for $10, and their VIP card can be used at every location to earn one fuel point per $1 spent on groceries.