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  • 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.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    Kroger fell$. 53 or 1.1 percent, to $48.94. Safeway fell$. 07 or. 2 percent, to $34.25. Whole Foods Market Inc. fell$. 44 or 1.1 percent, to $38.32.

  • *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.

  • BERLIN, July 7- Aldi and Lidl have a new weapon in their battle to be Germany's discount grocery number one: Coca-Cola. Both are still expanding abroad- particularly in Britain and the United States. There are now six times as many Aldi or Lidl stores per person in Germany as there are Wal-Marts per person in the United States.

  • Free birth control becoming standard for women Friday, 4 Jul 2014 | 4:03 AM ET

    This week the Supreme Court allowed some employers with religious scruples to opt out, but most companies appear to be going in the opposite direction. The institute is the research arm of IMS Health, a Connecticut- based technology company that uses pharmacy records to track prescription drug sales.

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 5:15 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 23 or. 5 percent, to $49.66. Safeway fell$. 06 or. 2 percent, to $34.01. Supervalu rose$. 10 or 1.2 percent, to $8.25.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 56 or 1.1 percent, to $49.99. Safeway fell$. 12 or. 4 percent, to $33.95. Supervalu rose$. 10 or 1.2 percent, to $8.25.

  • Pharmacy sales boost major drugstores in June Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 11:28 AM ET

    Walgreen Co. and Rite Aid Corp. said Thursday that pharmacy revenue from their established stores climbed more than 11 percent at Walgreen and 5 percent at Rite Aid last month.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    Kroger rose$. 33 or. 7 percent, to $49.76. Safeway rose$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $34.10. Supervalu rose$. 13 or 1.5 percent, to $8.28.

  • Walgreens, diabetic employee reach $180,000 deal Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 10:19 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Drugstore chain Walgreens has agreed to pay $180,000 to a diabetic employee who was fired after eating a $1.39 bag of chips before paying for it during what she said was an attack of low blood sugar, federal officials said.

  • For many Americans, every meal is a snack Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 2:33 PM ET
    Candy for sale at a Walgreens store in Wheeling, Illinois.

    General Mills and others are adjusting to a growing preference for quick meals like Chef Boyardee microwaveable lasagna and Lean Cuisine snack pizza.

  • July 2- Kroger Co, the biggest U.S. supermarket operator, said it would buy online grocery and nutrition products retailer Vitacost.com Inc for about $280 million to strengthen its online retailing business. Kroger said it would use Vitacost to enter new markets and new channels, along with its Harris Teeter's online order and pick-up service.

  • Kroger to buy online retailer Vitacost for $280 mln Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 8:18 AM ET

    July 2- Kroger Co said it would buy online retailer Vitacost.com Inc for about $280 million in a bid to expand its online presence. The biggest U.S. supermarket operator's $8 per share offer repre4sents a 27.3 percent premium to Vitacost shares' Tuesday closing of $6.28 on the Nasdaq.

  • Food makers feel their way towards online future Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    PARIS, July 1- Grocery manufacturers are struggling to adapt to the online world and need to invest in smarter packaging, presentation and supply chains to reap the long term benefits.

  • Cereal industry ponders future as appetites change Saturday, 28 Jun 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Here are three ways Americans are taking a different approach to breakfast. Who may be the winners and losers of the shift?

  • WASHINGTON, June 25- The senior U.S. senator from Illinois said on Wednesday he hopes that Walgreen Co, the major drugstore chain based in his state, will not relocate its tax home base to Switzerland, as some of the company's investors favor.

  • Rising food costs may not hit consumers Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 2:30 PM ET
    A worker shelves cans of soft drinks at a Kroger Co. grocery store in Louisville, Kentucky, June 17, 2014.

    Rejoice, grocery shoppers! Food and grocery companies might just eat the cost of inflation themselves, executives told CNBC.

  • June 24- Walgreen Co, the largest U.S. drugstore operator, withdrew its profit and revenue forecasts for 2016, saying it had yet to work out several aspects of its planned acquisition of European drug retailer Alliance Boots Holdings Ltd..