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  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 6:07 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $64.28. Safeway rose$. 32 or. 9 percent, to $35.08. Supervalu rose$. 20 or 2.1 percent, to $9.70.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 01 or percent, to $64.23. Supervalu rose$. 23 or 2.4 percent, to $9.73. Whole Foods Market Inc. rose$. 23 or. 5 percent, to $49.30.

  • Walgreen profit rises 16% on record prescriptions Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 9:23 AM ET
    A Walgreens store is shown in Homestead, Fla.

    U.S. drugstore chain operator Walgreen reported a 16 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by a record number of prescriptions filled.

  • Dec 23- U.S. drugstore chain operator Walgreen Co reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by a record number of prescriptions filled, sending its shares up 3.6 percent. The combined cost savings for Walgreen and Alliance Boots in the quarter were about $140 million. Net income attributable to Walgreen rose 16 percent to $809 million, or 85...

  • Walgreen profit rises 16 pct on record prescriptions Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 7:42 AM ET

    Dec 23- U.S. drugstore chain operator Walgreen Co reported a 16 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by a record number of prescriptions filled. Net income attributable to the company rose to $809 million, or 85 cents per share, in the first quarter ended Nov. 30, from $695 million, or 72 cents per share, a year earlier. Walgreen's shares were up 2 percent at $76 in...

  • Walgreen fiscal 1st-qtr profit jumps 16 percent Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 7:39 AM ET

    Stronger sales from established stores helped Walgreen trump first-quarter expectations, and the nation's largest drugstore chain said Tuesday that a major acquisition expected to stoke its global reach and buying clout should close next week. In 2012, Walgreen bought a 45 percent share in Alliance Boots, which runs the United Kingdom's largest pharmacy...

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 7:19 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 67 or 1.1 percent, to $64.22. Safeway rose$. 22 or. 6 percent, to $34.99. Supervalu rose$. 07 or. 7 percent, to $9.50.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 89 or 1.4 percent, to $64.44. Safeway rose$. 19 or. 5 percent, to $34.96. Supervalu rose$. 16 or 1.7 percent, to $9.59.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 10:22 AM ET

    Kroger rose$. 31 or. 5 percent, to $63.86. Safeway rose$. 19 or. 5 percent, to $34.96. Supervalu rose$. 05 or. 5 percent, to $9.48.

  • Haggen chain buying 146 Safeway, Albertsons stores Saturday, 20 Dec 2014 | 2:16 PM ET

    BELLINGHAM, Wash.— The Washington state- based grocery chain Haggen Inc. plans to buy 146 Albertsons and Safeway stores in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada and Arizona. The Bellingham Herald reports the sales are required under the federal review of Safeway's sale to an investment group that owns Albertsons. Associated Food Stores is buying eight stores...

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 6:41 PM ET

    Kroger fell$. 09 or. 1 percent, to $63.55. Safeway fell$. 18 or. 5 percent, to $34.77. Supervalu fell$. 06 or. 6 percent, to $9.43.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 1:25 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 25 or. 4 percent, to $63.89. Safeway rose$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $34.99. Supervalu rose$. 07 or. 7 percent, to $9.56.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    Kroger rose$. 09 or. 1 percent, to $63.73. Supervalu fell$. 05 or. 5 percent, to $9.44. Whole Foods Market Inc. fell$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $48.91.

  • Hipster hangouts: Cereal, bikes and Brecht Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 1:28 AM ET

    Cereal Killer Cafe opened last week in London's hip East End. Here, CNBC looks at some of world's craziest hipster hangouts.

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 8:09 PM ET

    Kroger rose $1.18 or 1.9 percent, to $63.64. Safeway rose$. 21 or. 6 percent, to $34.95. Supervalu rose$. 17 or 1.8 percent, to $9.49.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 1:48 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 83 or 1.3 percent, to $63.29. Safeway rose$. 19 or. 5 percent, to $34.93. Supervalu rose$. 05 or. 5 percent, to $9.37.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 11:11 AM ET

    Kroger rose$. 94 or 1.5 percent, to $63.40. Safeway rose$. 06 or. 2 percent, to $34.79. Supervalu rose$. 07 or. 8 percent, to $9.39.

  • Dec 18- Rite Aid Corp, the third largest U.S. drugstore chain, raised its full-year earnings forecast after cutting it twice this year as higher sales of prescription drugs pushed up its profit and revenue in the third quarter. Rite Aid's shares jumped 13.3 percent to $6.87 in heavy premarket trading. Rite Aid, which sells over-the-counter drugs, personal care...

  • Rite Aid's quarterly profit jumps 46.5 pct Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 7:20 AM ET

    Dec 18- U.S. drugstore chain Rite Aid Corp's quarterly profit jumped 46.5 percent as higher sales of prescription drugs boosted same-store sales. The company's net income rose to $104.9 million, or 10 cents per share, in the third quarter ended Nov. 29 from $71.6 million, or 4 cents per share, a year earlier. Total revenue rose 5.3 percent to $6.69 billion.

  • CAMP HILL, Pa.— Shares of Rite Aid soared Thursday after the nation's third-largest drugstore chain reported a 47 percent jump in fiscal third-quarter earnings and hiked its annual forecast after dropping it for two straight quarters. Rite Aid now expects fiscal 2015 earnings of between 31 cents and 37 cents per share on $26.25 billion to $26.4 billion in...