Cincinnati-based Kroger Co. was named the 2013 "Retailer of the Year" by Wine Enthusiast magazine, company officials announced.

Cincinnati-based Kroger Co. was named the 2013 “Retailer of the Year” by Wine Enthusiast magazine, company officials announced.

Wine Enthusiast selected Kroger for the honor because of the company’s “dynamic growth, dedication to wine, ability to foresee trends, and customer service,” a profile in the magazine’s current issue says.

Wine Enthusiast has recognized companies and individuals with its “Wine Star” awards since 2000. This is the first time Kroger has been honored by the magazine, officials said.