I see that the original topic has been locked and in my opinion was so off topic anyway. Through a friend a long time Kroger employee I have the answer to the issue of carrying open or concealed.
The regional office in Roanoke, VA states Kroger "abides by the state law in Virginia" according to Linda Powers.
So we still have a lot of work to do to educate the general public. So may I suggest that we all work together to educate everyone as to the laws concerning the carrying of firearms. These is not a we versus them as some poster's make it out to be. An informed citizen is a better citizen.