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

    Kroger rose$. 02 or percent, to $52.32. Safeway fell$. 08 or. 2 percent, to $34.31. Supervalu rose$. 03 or. 3 percent, to $9.66.

  • Sept 18- Rite Aid Corp cut its full-year profit forecast for the second time in about three months due to lower margins in its pharmacy business, sending its shares down more than 16 percent.

  • Supermarket feud tied to monthly job figures Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 9:56 AM ET

    BOSTON— The worker revolt at the Market Basket supermarket chain appears to have caused a ripple effect in the Massachusetts economy, with the state reporting Thursday that several thousand jobs were lost in August, largely because of "temporary employment disruptions" in the retail sector.

  • Sept 18- Rite Aid Corp, the third-largest U.S. drugstore chain, cut its full-year profit forecast for the second time, citing lower margins in its pharmacy business, sending its shares down 11 percent in premarket trading.

  • Rite Aid beats Street 2Q forecasts Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 8:28 AM ET

    CAMP HILL, Pa.— Rite Aid Corp. topped analyst expectations for its second quarter, but the drugstore chain's stock tumbled Thursday after it also dropped its fiscal 2015 earnings forecast for the second straight quarter due in part to an expected decrease in pharmacy profitability.

  • Rite Aid cuts full-year profit forecast for second time Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 7:27 AM ET

    Sept 18- Rite Aid Corp, the third largest U.S. drugstore chain, cut its full-year profit forecast for the second time this year as lower margins from its pharmacy business continue to eat into earnings. Rite Aid shares fell nearly 9 percent in premarket trading on Thursday after the company also shaved the top end of its sales forecast.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 09 or. 2 percent, to $52.31. Safeway rose$. 08 or. 2 percent, to $34.49. Supervalu rose$. 11 or 1.2 percent, to $9.69.

  • Drugstores, retailers dive deeper into vaccines Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 12:55 PM ET

    Walgreen provided enough flu shots last season to protect a population roughly twice the size of Los Angeles. And Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, offers flu shots at more than 4,200 of its U.S. stores that have pharmacies. Robert Wergin, a family physician in Milford, Nebraska, and president-elect of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 10:29 AM ET

    Kroger rose$. 14 or. 3 percent, to $52.36. Safeway rose$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $34.44. Supervalu rose$. 06 or. 6 percent, to $9.64.

  • Online grocer Relay Foods to expand Va. operations Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 2:31 AM ET

    RICHMOND, Va.— Online grocer Relay Foods is planning to invest more than $710,000 to expand its operations in Richmond, creating 75 jobs. Terry McAuliffe says the expansion of Relay Foods' fulfillment center accommodates increased local demand and supports its entry into new markets.

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 7:46 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 67 or 1.3 percent, to $52.22. Safeway rose$. 17 or. 5 percent, to $34.41. Supervalu rose$. 16 or 1.7 percent, to $9.58.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 65 or 1.3 percent, to $52.20. Safeway rose$. 15 or. 4 percent, to $34.39. Supervalu rose$. 08 or. 8 percent, to $9.50.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 10:43 AM ET

    Kroger rose$. 11 or. 2 percent, to $51.66. Safeway rose$. 10 or. 3 percent, to $34.34. Supervalu rose$. 05 or. 5 percent, to $9.47.

  • TORONTO, Sept 16- McDonald's Corp is making its McCafe ground coffee available in Canadian grocery stores this month, the fast-food giant said on Tuesday, part of its broader campaign to win market share in a country long dominated by rivals like Tim Hortons Inc and Starbucks Corp..

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    Kroger fell$. 28 or. 5 percent, to $51.55. Safeway fell$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $34.47. Supervalu rose$. 02 or. 2 percent, to $9.42.

  • Supermarkets launch anti-bottle deposit campaign Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 1:40 PM ET

    BOSTON— Supermarket chains are launching a television ad campaign to try to persuade voters to reject a ballot question that would expand Massachusetts' bottle deposit law to include bottled water and other non-carbonated beverages.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 1:24 PM ET

    Kroger fell$. 21 or. 4 percent, to $51.63. Safeway fell$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $34.45. Supervalu rose$. 03 or. 3 percent, to $9.43.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 10:37 AM ET

    Kroger fell$. 32 or. 6 percent, to $51.51. Supervalu fell$. 08 or. 9 percent, to $9.32. Whole Foods Market Inc. fell$. 35 or. 9 percent, to $37.75.

  • THETFORD, England, Sept 14- Standing with bags of groceries outside discount store Lidl in Thetford, eastern England, Jodie McGloughlin explains simply why she turned her back on Britain's biggest retailer- its high prices. "People no longer feel that Tesco is on their side," said Marc Cave, who worked with the retailer for nearly ten years during its heyday. "

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Kroger fell$. 34 or. 7 percent, to $51.83. Safeway fell$. 08 or. 2 percent, to $34.50. Supervalu fell$. 26 or 2.7 percent, to $9.40.