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    Why Did Food Retail Stocks Fall in September?

    The food retail sector has been under pressure this year due to concerns about deflation and increasing competition.

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    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis for SUPERVALU

    The Porter’s Five Forces model is extensively used for assessing the nature of competition and attractiveness in an industry.

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    Wall Street’s View of Supervalu ahead of 4Q18 Results

    Though Supervalu’s (SVU) stock has delivered below-average performance this year, Wall Street believes there’s scope for revival.

    By Sonya Bells
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    SuperValu Has Decided to Sell Farm Fresh

    SuperValu (SVU) announced on March 14 that it’s selling 21 of its 38 Farm Fresh stores to three grocery store chains.

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    Why Kroger Stock Tumbled after Fiscal 4Q18 Results

    Despite delivering a better-than-expected performance in fiscal 4Q18, Kroger (KR) stock plunged 12.5% on March 8, 2018.

    By Sonya Bells
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    What Analysts Think of Sprouts Farmers Market

    There were no recommendation changes from Wall Street analysts on Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) after its 4Q17 results.

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    Sprouts Receives a Cold Response from Investors Post-4Q17

    Despite a strong performance in 4Q17, Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) stock plunged 2.3% after the company’s earnings release.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Sprouts Farmers Market Records a 4Q17 Gross Margin Improvement

    Sprouts Farmers Market’s adjusted diluted EPS (earnings per share) rose 23% to $0.16, outdoing Wall Street’s expectations by a cent.

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    Sprouts Delivers 15% Top Line Growth in 2017

    Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) reported a 16.1% YoY (year-over-year) rise in total sales to $1.1 billion during 4Q17.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Sprouts Farmers Market Stock Had a Strong Performance

    Despite competitive headwinds in the retail food space, Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) stock surged 29% during 2017.

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    Sprouts Farmers Market: 4Q17 Earnings Preview

    Sprouts Farmers Market is scheduled to release its 4Q17 results on February 22, 2018, for the three months ending on December 31, 2017.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Goldman Sachs: Dollar Tree Is the ‘Top Pick’ in Food Retail

    Prykull favored dollar stores and called them relatively “immune.” He was particularly positive on Dollar Tree (DLTR) and named the stock as his top pick.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Sprouts Raises Guidance after Strong 3Q17

    Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) reported a 16.4% YoY (year-over-year) increase in total sales to $1.2 billion for the third quarter, which ended in October 2017.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Kroger Faces Rating Downgrade from Wall Street after 2Q Results

    A total of 26 Wall Street analysts cover Kroger (KR). Out of these analysts, the stock has received a “buy” rating from 31% of analysts.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Here’s Why Grocery Stocks Tumbled Again in August

    Grocery stocks continued their challenging run in August as online juggernaut Amazon (AMZN) closed on its acquisition of organic and natural food retailer Whole Foods Market.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Solid Comps, New Store Openings Boost SFM’s 2Q17 Top Line

    Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) reported a 14.7% year-over-year increase in sales to $1.2 billion in 2Q17.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Sprouts Farmers Market’s 2Q17 Earnings Beat: Top, Bottom Lines Up

    Phoenix, Arizona–based Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) reported its 2Q17 results on August 3. Total sales for SFM increased 15% year-over-year to $1.2 billion, $17.0 million more than consensus estimates.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Analysts’ Maintain Recommendations after SUPERVALU’s 1Q18 Results

    A total of ten Wall Street analysts track SUPERVALU stock. The company is rated a 2.5 on a scale of 1 (“strong buy”) to 5 (“sell”).

    By Sonya Bells
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    Wholesale Business Continues to Drive SUPERVALU’s Top Line Growth

    SUPERVALU’s (SVU) fiscal 1Q18 sales rose 6.3% YoY (year-over-year) to $2.9 billion, beating analysts’ consensus estimate by $10 million.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Despite SFM’s Cost, It Has a Better Earnings Potential than Its Peers

    Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) is valued at a one-year forward price-to-earnings ratio (or PE) of 26.0x, which is close to the upper end of its 52-week PE range of 20.0x–27.0x.

    By Sonya Bells
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    What Analysts Recommend for Sprouts Farmers Market before Its 2Q17 Results

    According to the latest data compiled by Thomson Reuters, 52% of the analysts recommend buying SFM.

    By Sonya Bells
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    How Sprouts Farmers Market Stock Has Fared in 2017 So Far

    On June 16, 2017, Amazon announced its intention to acquire Whole Foods Market for $13.4 billion. The deal bolstered Whole Foods Market’s stock price by 29%.

    By Sonya Bells
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    A Preview of Sprouts Farmers Market ahead of Its 2Q17 Results

    Arizona-based Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) is slated to release its 2Q17 results on August 3. Its total sales are expected to rise 12.9% year-over-year to ~$1.2 billion.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Whole Foods to Witness One of Its Slowest Growth Quarters

    WFM will report its fiscal 3Q17 results on July 26, 2017. The premium organic retailer is expected to post top line growth of 0.6% YoY (year-over-year) in fiscal 3Q17.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Why SVU’s Profitability Is Unlikely to Improve in Fiscal 2018

    While the retail food industry has paper-thin margins, SUPERVALU’s (SVU) margins are among the lowest in its peer group.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Discussing SUPERVALU’s Slide

    SUPERVALU (SVU) stock fell 50% between 2015 and 2016, and its share price continues to be in the red in 2017.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Supervalu Rose after RBC Capital Reacted to Its Sell-Off

    Supervalu (SVU) stock rose ~4% after RBC analysts discussed its sell-off after the Amazon (AMZN) and Whole Foods (WFM) deal.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Wholesale Drives SuperValu’s Top Line, Retail Stays Muted

    Wholesale drives SuperValu’s top line As discussed, SuperValu (SVU) reported its 4Q17 results on April 25. The company returned to growth after several quarters of sales decline. The company’s wholesale segment was the key driver of its 1Q17 top line. Sales from this segment stood at $1.8 billion, up 3% YoY (year-over-year). Revenue growth was […]

    By Sonya Bells
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    What Analysts Recommend for Sprouts Farmers Market

    Of the 21 analysts who rate Sprouts Farmers Market, 57% recommend a “buy” on the company, while 43% recommend a “hold.”

    By Sonya Bells
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    Sprouts Farmers Market’s Earnings to Remain Flat in 1Q17

    Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) is slated to release its financial results for 1Q17 on Thursday, May 4, 2017.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Wall Street Expects a 45% Jump in SVU’s Stock Price

    Wall Street is quite positive on Supervalu’s (SVU) stock. Analysts are expecting a 45% rise in SVU’s stock price over the next 12 months.

    By Sonya Bells
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    How Has Supervalu’s Stock Performed?

    After falling around 30% in 2016, Supervalu’s (SVU) stock continues to be in the red in 2017.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Kroger Approves New $500 Million Repurchase Plan

    Kroger announced a dividend of $0.12 per share on March 9—in-line with the previous quarter. It also announced a new $500 million buyback program.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Kroger Stock Slides 4% after Its Fiscal 4Q17 Results

    Despite cruising ahead of its revenue and earnings estimates, Kroger (KR) stock fell 4.3% after reporting its fiscal 4Q17 results.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Analyst Actions after Kroger’s Fiscal 4Q17 Results

    Of the 25 analysts that rated Kroger (KR), 56% recommended a “buy,” 36% recommended a “hold,” and only 8% gave a “sell” rating.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Despite Challenges, SFM Delivered Industry-Leading Growth in 2016

    Fiscal 2016 top line rises 13% Despite ongoing deflationary headwinds throughout 2016, Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) delivered industry-leading top line growth in 2016. The company’s total sales rose 13% to $4 billion during the year. On a 52-week basis, its sales rose 15% YoY (year-over-year), compared to the trailing-12-month top line growths of 1.7%, 4.6%, and […]

    By Sonya Bells
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    Higher Costs Hit Sprouts Farmers Market’s Margins in 4Q16

    Sprouts Farmers Market reported its 4Q16 results on February 23, 2017. The company reported quarterly earnings per share (or EPS) of $0.13, outdoing analysts’ estimates by $0.01.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Sprouts Farmers Market Reported another Comps Slowdown in 4Q16

    Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) reported a 6% YoY (year-over-year) rise in its sales to $986 million in 4Q16, ~$11 million higher than analysts’ expectations.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Sprouts Farmers Market Beat Wall Street’s Expectations in 4Q16

    Phoenix, Arizona–based Sprouts Farmers Market reported its 4Q16 and 2016 results on February 23, 2017. The results relate to the three-month period that ended on January 1, 2017.

    By Sonya Bells
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    What Does Wall Street Think about Sprouts Farmers Market?

    Of the 21 analysts who rate Sprouts Farmers Market, 57% have recommended buying the company while 43% recommend holding it.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Sprouts Farmers Market Likely to Post Flat Comps in 4Q16

    Sprouts thinks that the deflationary environment could impact its fourth quarter results and is expecting cost deflation of around 1% in the fourth quarter.

    By Sonya Bells
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    What’s Hampering Sprouts Farmers Market’s Top-Line Growth?

    After recording more than 20% growth in fiscal 2014 and 2015, Sprouts Farmers Market’s (SFM) sales rose around 15% in the first nine months of 2016.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Sprouts Likely to Witness a Steep Fall in 4Q16 Earnings

    Analysts expect Sprouts Farmers Market to post a 33% YoY decline in EPS to 12 cents per share in 4Q16.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Whole Foods Market: Lowest Analyst Ratings in Its Peer Group

    Of the 26 analysts that cover WFM, 23% gave it a “buy” recommendation, 50% recommended a “hold,” and 27% recommended a “sell.”

    By Sonya Bells
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    Fiscal 1Q17 Earnings: Whole Foods Reports EPS, Misses on Revenues

    Whole Foods Market (WFM) reported its results for fiscal 1Q17 on February 8, 2017. The natural food retailer reported earnings per share of $0.39, 15% lower than in fiscal 1Q16.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Comparing Supermarket Stocks: Which Is a Better Buy?

    Valuations of most supermarkets have taken a hit as the companies have been severely punished in the stock markets for their poor financial performance and bleak outlooks.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Why Deflation Could Hurt Supermarket Stocks in 2017

    The grocery and food retail sector remained under pressure through most of 2016 on concerns of persistent deflation and increasing competition.

    By Sonya Bells
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    WFM’s Sales Comps and Net Income Slid in Fiscal 4Q16

    Whole Foods Market (WFM) reported its results for fiscal 4Q16 on November 2, 2016. The company reported a 1.7% year-over-year increase in its top line to $3.5 billion.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Sprouts Farmers Market Stock Fell 11% after Its 3Q16 Earnings

    Sprouts Farmers Market’s stock price fell 11.3% after the company reported its results on November 3, 2016.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Analyzing Sprouts Farmers Market’s Margins and Profitability

    Despite the slowdown, Sprouts Farmers Market continues to display better margins compared to Kroger (KR) and Supervalu (SVU).

    By Sonya Bells
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    Why Sales Comps Continue to Face Deflationary Headwinds

    Sprouts Farmers Market’s sales growth was driven by a 1.3% increase in sales comps and strong new store productivity during 3Q16.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Sprouts Farmers Market Beat Revenue Estimates in 3Q16

    Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) reported its 3Q16 results on November 3, 2016. The results relate to the three-month period ending October 2, 2016.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Deteriorating Health of SFM: Wall Street’s View, Company Guidance

    Analysts expect SFM’s EPS to fall 1.2%, to $0.85, in fiscal 2016. But despite a slowdown in earnings, Wall Street is still bullish on the company.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Sprouts Farmers Market May Not Have the Best Quarter

    Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) is slated to release its 3Q16 results on Thursday, November 3, 2016, before the market opens. Wall Street is expecting a fall of 19.0% in EPS.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Can Whole Foods Close Fiscal 2016 on a Healthy Note?

    Whole Foods Market (WFM) is slated to report its financial results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016 (4Q16) after the market closes on November 2.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Kroger’s Same-Store Sales Face This Headwind

    Kroger’s (KR) top line of $26.6 billion, a rise of 4% year-over-year, missed the consensus by $220 million.

    By Sonya Bells
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    SFM’s Updated Guidance Triggers a Slide for Supermarket Stocks

    Sprouts Farmers Market’s (SFM) guidance revision ahead of the Goldman Sachs 23rd Annual Global Retailing Conference resulted in a stock price crash for the company on September 7.

    By Sonya Bells
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    A Quick Look at SFM’s Guidance Update for Fiscal 2016

    Sprouts Farmers Market has displayed industry-leading earnings growth in the past few years.

    By Sonya Bells
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    How Kroger Is Managing to Hold the Line on Revenue Growth

    Kroger (KR) has a strong growth story. The company has grown its top line at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 6% in the last five years.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Stock Market Performance and Valuations Summary: SFM versus Peers

    Of the 18 analysts who have rated SFM, 12 have recommended a “buy,” and 6 have recommended a “hold.” None of the analysts have a “sell” rating on the stock.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Sprouts Farmers Market Continues with Its Steady Top Line Growth in 2Q16

    Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) reported a 14.4% year-over-year increase in its top line and touched the $1 billion figure in quarterly revenues for the first time in 2Q16.

    By Sonya Bells
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    2Q16 Earnings Overview: SFM Beats on Earnings, Misses on Revenue

    Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) reported results for fiscal 2Q16 on August 4, 2016. The value-oriented organic and natural food retailer reported a 14% year-over-year increase in adjusted diluted EPS, beating the consensus by 1 cent.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Supervalu Stock Plummeted on 1Q17 Revenue and Earnings Miss

    Supervalu (SVU) reported its fiscal 1Q17 results on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. The company missed Wall Street’s estimates for both earnings and revenues.

    By Sonya Bells
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    SuperValu’s Stock Market Performance: A Peer Comparison

    SuperValu’s stock is currently trading at $5.36, which is 42% below its 52-week high.

    By Sonya Bells
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    What’s behind Kroger’s Steady Dividends and Share Buybacks?

    Kroger follows a long-term financial strategy of using its cash flow from operations to repurchase shares and fund its dividends.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Key Strategies Does Smart & Final Follow?

    Let’s discuss Smart & Final Stores’ (SFS) main strategies regarding pricing, private labels, expansion, distribution, and merchandising.

    By Sonya Bells
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    A Look at SFS’s Largest Segment: The Smart & Final Segment

    Under the S&F banner, Smart & Final operated 235 stores as of March 27, 2016, in California, Arizona, and Nevada.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Kroger Failed to Impress, Fell 8% on Sales Miss

    Kroger reported its results for 4Q16 and fiscal 2016 on March 3. Its stock price fell 8% after the results. It reported weaker-than-expected fiscal 4Q16 sales.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Sprouts Farmers Markets Wins First Place in Financial Performance

    Sprouts Farmers Market has given a consistent financial performance, registering a spectacular top line of 54.8% CAGR between fiscal 2010 and fiscal 2014.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Sprouts Farmers Market to Follow a Rapid Expansion Strategy

    Sprouts Farmers Market feels that it has lots of room for expansion. It anticipates its store count can increase six-fold, reaching 1,200 stores in the US.

    By Sonya Bells
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    A Closer Look at Sprouts Farmers Market’s Business Strategies

    Sprouts has been expanding its private label menu by introducing new and innovative products. As of 3Q15, it offered more than 1,700 private-label items.

    By Sonya Bells
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    SUPERVALU’s Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats

    It’s important for investors to understand SUPERVALU’s current strengths and weaknesses as well as its potential opportunities and threats.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Evaluating SUPERVALU’s Return on Assets

    As a result of unstable operational and financial performance, SUPERVALU’s return on assets (or ROA) has been quite volatile.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Evaluating SUPERVALU’s Balance Sheet Strength

    SUPERVALU has a highly leveraged balance sheet, with debt to total assets of around 60% in fiscal 2015.

    By Sonya Bells
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    A Look at Save-A-Lot: SUPERVALU’s Growth Engine

    Save-A-Lot is considered to be the growth engine of SUPERVALU. Its contribution toward the company’s margins is the highest.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Kroger’s Fiscal 2015 Revenue at an All-Time High

    Kroger’s (KR) revenue reached an all-time high of $108 billion in fiscal 2015, which ended January 31, 2015, up by 10.3% from fiscal 2014.

    By Sonya Bells
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