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  • German supermarket tycoon Albrecht dead at 94 Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 9:43 AM ET

    BERLIN— Karl Albrecht, co-founder of the Aldi grocery store empire and one of the world's richest people, has died in the western German city of Essen. Essen's city hall told The Associated Press that Albrecht was buried Monday in a family plot in a small ceremony in the city's Bredeney district where he lived.

  • EDINBURGH, July 21- European stocks held steady in early trade on Monday, with Tesco boosted after the resignation of its chief executive, although sensitivity to ongoing tension in Ukraine kept a lid on the market.

  • July 17- Loblaw Cos Ltd, Canada's largest grocer, appointed Executive Chairman Galen Weston president as part of a management shakeup aimed at helping the company better compete with U.S. rivals.

  • July 17- Loblaw Cos Ltd, Canada's largest grocer, appointed Executive Chairman Galen Weston president as part of a management shakeup aimed at helping the company better compete with U.S. rivals.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 2:54 PM ET

    Kroger fell$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $49.30. Safeway rose$. 20 or. 6 percent, to $34.65. Whole Foods Market Inc. fell$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $36.82.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 11:11 AM ET

    Kroger fell$. 13 or. 3 percent, to $49.20. Safeway rose$. 01 or percent, to $34.46. Supervalu rose$. 05 or. 6 percent, to $8.30.

  • Attention chocoholics: Hershey to hike prices 8% Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 9:39 AM ET
    The "Ultimate Hershey's Chocolate Chip Cookie"

    The price increase is a sign that a year-long soaring cocoa market is eating into confectioners' profits.

  • CVS to buy South Florida Hispanic pharmacy chain Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 2:54 PM ET

    MIAMI— CVS Caremark is set to buy a South Florida drugstore chain that has historically catered to Hispanic customers. CVS announced the agreement to acquire Navarro Discount Pharmacy on Monday after stock markets had closed.

  • Is America ready? Cappuccino potato chips coming Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 2:28 PM ET

    American palates have changed considerably over the years, but are snackers ready for cappuccino-flavored Lay's?

  • This bubble market is already deflating Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 3:49 PM ET

    As stocks creep ever higher and spark bubble rumors, one other bubble appears to be deflating: the gum bubble.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 1:29 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 34 or. 7 percent, to $49.16. Safeway fell$. 12 or. 3 percent, to $34.53. Supervalu rose$. 19 or 2.3 percent, to $8.34.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 10:47 AM ET

    Kroger rose$. 38 or. 8 percent, to $49.20. Safeway rose$. 01 or percent, to $34.65. Supervalu rose$. 14 or 1.7 percent, to $8.29.

  • July 11- Mondelez International Inc, maker of Cadbury chocolate and Oreo cookies, said it would create a "stand-alone" European cheese and grocery business to focus on its fast-growing snacks business, including biscuits, gum and candy.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 1:37 PM ET

    Kroger fell$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $48.94. Safeway rose$. 07 or. 2 percent, to $34.57. Whole Foods Market Inc. rose$. 21 or. 5 percent, to $37.85.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    Kroger fell$. 02 or percent, to $48.95. Safeway rose$. 15 or. 4 percent, to $34.65. Supervalu fell$. 03 or. 3 percent, to $8.10.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 1:44 PM ET

    Kroger fell$. 33 or. 7 percent, to $48.96. Safeway fell$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $34.44. Supervalu fell$. 20 or 2.4 percent, to $8.12.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 11:01 AM ET

    Kroger fell$. 29 or. 6 percent, to $49.01. Safeway fell$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $34.43. Supervalu fell$. 21 or 2.5 percent, to $8.12.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 1:36 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 33 or. 7 percent, to $49.30. Supervalu rose$. 03 or. 3 percent, to $8.28. Whole Foods Market Inc. rose$. 29 or. 8 percent, to $38.49.

  • *Amazon expected to expand food sales at home and abroad. BERLIN, July 8- Big retailers are taking a calculated hit to margins to invest in online grocery operations, in the hope they can persuade consumers to add more profitable items like clothes and computers to their orders of fruit and vegetables.

  • Cupcake shop Crumbs shuttering all its stores Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 4:07 AM ET
    A selection of cupcakes is seen at Crumbs Bake Shop.

    Crumbs says it is shuttering all its stores, a week after the struggling cupcake shop operator was delisted from the Nasdaq.