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  • April 16- Canadian grocer Metro Inc posted a higher-than-expected quarterly profit as a reorganization of its Ontario operations boosted sales and the company raised its dividend.

  • April 16- Canadian grocer Metro Inc posted a higher-than-expected profit for the second quarter and the company raised its quarterly dividend by 20 percent. Metro reported earnings of C $1.07 per share from continuing operations for the quarter ended March 15. Analysts on average had expected C $1.02 per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 58 or 1.3 percent, to $44.58. Safeway rose$. 12 or. 3 percent, to $38.01. Supervalu rose$. 01 or. 1 percent, to $6.72.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 2:08 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top supermarkets companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Kroger rose$. 46 or 1.0 percent, to $44.46. Whole Foods Market Inc. fell$. 02 or percent, to $49.48.

  • April 14- U.S. drugstore chain operator Walgreen Co is under pressure from a group of shareholders to consider relocating to Europe to gain tax benefits, the Financial Times reported.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 10:21 AM ET

    Kroger rose$. 20 or. 5 percent, to $44.20. Supervalu rose$. 06 or. 9 percent, to $6.77. Whole Foods Market Inc. fell$. 66 or 1.3 percent, to $48.84.

  • April 14- U.S. drugstore chain operator Walgreen Co is under pressure from a group of shareholders to consider relocating to Europe to gain tax benefits, the Financial Times reported.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 1:51 PM ET

    Kroger fell$. 01 or percent, to $43.86. Safeway rose$. 07 or. 2 percent, to $37.91. Supervalu rose$. 07 or 1.0 percent, to $6.75.

  • Bezos offers update on groceries, drones Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 4:33 PM ET

    NEW YORK— CEO Jeff Bezos' annual letter to shareholders offers a glimpse into Amazon's internal workings and what it is aiming for in the future, including more grocery services and the much-discussed drone delivery.

  • April 10- Rite Aid Corp, the third-largest U.S. drugstore operator, forecast fiscal 2015 sales above analysts' estimates as it benefits from the launch of new generic drugs and enrolls more customers in its loyalty programs.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 10:24 AM ET

    Kroger fell$. 20 or. 4 percent, to $44.52. Safeway fell$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $37.95. Supervalu fell$. 10 or 1.5 percent, to $6.72.

  • April 10- Wal-Mart Stores Inc wants Americans, even those on a budget, to buy more organic food. The move could help revive Walmart's flagging grocery sales and boost the profile of the resurrected Wild Oats brand.

  • Another profitable quarter, Rite Aid breaks out Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 8:27 AM ET

    Rite Aid has left the recovery ward and appears ready to break into a sprint after booking its sixth straight quarterly profit and making a deal to strengthen the drugstore chain's foothold in the burgeoning health clinic market.

  • Wal-Mart looks to organics to revive grocery Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    Wal-Mart will provide shoppers with organic food options at the same price as its nationally branded non-organic items.

  • April 10- Wal-Mart Stores Inc wants Americans, even those on a budget, to buy more organic food. The move could help revive Walmart's flagging grocery sales and boost the profile of the resurrected Wild Oats brand.

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 6:06 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 41 or. 9 percent, to $44.72. Safeway rose$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $38.00. Supervalu fell$. 04 or. 6 percent, to $6.82.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 1:16 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 29 or. 6 percent, to $44.60. Safeway rose$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $37.99. Supervalu fell$. 06 or. 8 percent, to $6.80.

  • Target ups game on organic, sustainable products Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 6:00 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Target is upping the game on organic and sustainable products. The products, which are being produced by such names as Chobani, Method and Seventh Generation, will range in price from $1.99 to $24.99, and will span across baby, beauty, grocery, health care and household items.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 10:43 AM ET

    Kroger rose$. 33 or. 7 percent, to $44.47. Safeway rose$. 17 or. 4 percent, to $38.08. Supervalu fell$. 02 or. 3 percent, to $6.87.

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    Kroger fell$. 54 or 1.2 percent, to $44.14. Safeway fell$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $37.91. Supervalu fell$. 20 or 2.8 percent, to $6.89.

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