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  • WASHINGTON— In the ever-complicated debate over labeling of genetically modified foods, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack offers this idea: Use your smartphone. Vilsack told members of Congress on Wednesday that consumers could just use their phones to scan special bar codes or other symbols on food packages in the grocery store. He has mentioned the idea...

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 1:18 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 46 or. 6 percent, to $73.38. Supervalu fell$. 16 or 1.5 percent, to $10.05. Whole Foods Market Inc. rose$. 32 or. 6 percent, to $57.00.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 11:23 AM ET

    Kroger fell$. 18 or. 2 percent, to $72.74. Supervalu fell$. 16 or 1.6 percent, to $10.04. Whole Foods Market Inc. fell$. 08 or. 1 percent, to $56.60.

  • PARSIPPANY, N.J.— GlaxoSmithKline's diet pill, alli, is now back in most U.S. stores. Glaxo's innovation center for consumer products, in Parsippany, New Jersey, says the product package was redesigned to make tampering easier to spot. Before shipping alli, known chemically as orlistat, to retail stores, Glaxo launched it in mid-February through Drugstore.com and...

  • *David Potts named as new Morrisons CEO. LONDON, Feb 25- Morrisons has named former Tesco executive David Potts as its new chief executive, completing the recruitment of a triumvirate of ex-Tesco men to restore growth at Britain's fourth-biggest supermarket chain. The 57- year-old now faces the task of boosting results that have lagged behind market leader...

  • LONDON, Feb 25- Ken Morrison, the son of Morrisons' founder and a former boss of the British grocer, has welcomed the appointment of ex-Tesco executive David Potts as Morrisons' new CEO. "It looks a good appointment... At Morrisons' annual shareholders' meeting last year Ken Morrison labelled the grocer's performance "disastrous" and called for its board to be bolstered...

  • LONDON, Feb 25- Britain's No. 4 supermarket Morrisons has named former Tesco executive David Potts as its new chief executive, completing a triumvirate of ex-Tesco men at the top of the firm. Having started off stacking shelves in his local store, he rose to head the firm's supply chain, its UK business and then its Asian operations. As Morrisons' chief financial...

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 6:02 PM ET

    Kroger fell$. 22 or. 3 percent, to $72.92. Supervalu fell$. 10 or 1.0 percent, to $10.20. Whole Foods Market Inc. fell$. 30 or. 5 percent, to $56.68.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 1:17 PM ET

    Kroger fell$. 25 or. 3 percent, to $72.89. Supervalu fell$. 01 or percent, to $10.30. Whole Foods Market Inc. fell$. 17 or. 3 percent, to $56.81.

  • Check out this owl-themed bar, it’s a hoot! Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 11:37 AM ET

    Hipster cafe capital London will soon have Annie the Owl, the UK’s first bar where people can sip cocktails while an owl perches on your shoulder.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 11:24 AM ET

    Kroger fell$. 16 or. 2 percent, to $72.98. Supervalu fell$. 03 or. 3 percent, to $10.27. Whole Foods Market Inc. fell$. 30 or. 5 percent, to $56.68.

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 6:04 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 35 or. 5 percent, to $73.14. Supervalu fell$. 07 or. 7 percent, to $10.30. Whole Foods Market Inc. rose$. 26 or. 5 percent, to $56.98.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 1:20 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 14 or. 2 percent, to $72.93. Supervalu fell$. 13 or 1.2 percent, to $10.25. Whole Foods Market Inc. rose$. 45 or. 8 percent, to $57.16.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 10:40 AM ET

    Kroger rose$. 02 or percent, to $72.81. Supervalu fell$. 09 or. 9 percent, to $10.28. Whole Foods Market Inc. rose$. 23 or. 4 percent, to $56.95.

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 6:00 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 35 or. 5 percent, to $72.79. Supervalu rose$. 11 or 1.1 percent, to $10.37. Whole Foods Market Inc. rose$. 09 or. 2 percent, to $56.72.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 1:36 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 24 or. 3 percent, to $72.68. Supervalu rose$. 05 or. 4 percent, to $10.31. Whole Foods Market Inc. fell$. 11 or. 2 percent, to $56.52.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 10:50 AM ET

    Kroger rose$. 08 or. 1 percent, to $72.52. Supervalu fell$. 03 or. 3 percent, to $10.23. Whole Foods Market Inc. fell$. 22 or. 4 percent, to $56.41.

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    Kroger fell$. 99 or 1.3 percent, to $72.44. Supervalu fell$. 17 or 1.6 percent, to $10.26. Whole Foods Market Inc. fell$. 57 or 1.0 percent, to $56.63.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 1:28 PM ET

    Kroger fell$. 90 or 1.2 percent, to $72.53. Supervalu fell$. 11 or 1.1 percent, to $10.32. Whole Foods Market Inc. fell$. 52 or. 9 percent, to $56.68.

  • CARACAS, Feb 19- The U.S.-based owner of a supermarket chain taken over by Venezuela's socialist government hopes to recover his business despite accusations of hoarding goods to inflate shopping lines. Dia Dia owner Jose Vicente Aguerrevere, a Venezuelan who now lives in Boston after spending most of his life in Europe and the United States, told Reuters by...