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  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 2:03 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 09 or. 1 percent, to $58.91. Safeway fell$. 01 or percent, to $34.82. Supervalu rose$. 01 or. 1 percent, to $9.36.

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 6:57 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 31 or. 5 percent, to $58.82. Safeway rose$. 01 or percent, to $34.83. Supervalu fell$. 05 or. 5 percent, to $9.35.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 54 or. 9 percent, to $59.05. Safeway rose$. 01 or percent, to $34.84. Supervalu fell$. 08 or. 9 percent, to $9.32.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 10:22 AM ET

    Kroger rose$. 02 or percent, to $58.53. Safeway rose$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $34.85. Supervalu fell$. 01 or. 1 percent, to $9.39.

  • Black Friday shopping catches on in UK Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 10:18 AM ET

    LONDON— Halloween and Mother's Day have become staples of the U.K. shopping calendar. Online seller Amazon is widely perceived to have first introduced Black Friday deals to the U.K. in 2010. A steady slew of retailers joined the fray each year, with a significant jump in 2013, when the Asda supermarket chain, owned by Walmart, embraced the event.

  • New FDA rules will put calorie counts on menus Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 3:43 AM ET
    Water menu at Ray's and Stark in Los Angeles.

    Whether they want to or not, consumers will soon know how many calories they are eating when ordering off the menu at chain restaurants.

  • Calorie count to appear with many prepared foods Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Whether they want to or not, consumers will soon know how many calories they are eating when ordering off the menu at chain restaurants, picking up prepared foods at supermarkets and even eating a tub of popcorn at the movie theater. The Food and Drug Administration announced long-delayed calorie labeling rules Tuesday, requiring establishments...

  • New FDA rules will put calorie counts on menus Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 7:59 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Counting your calories will become easier under new government rules requiring chain restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores— and even movie theaters, amusement parks and vending machines— to post the calorie content of food "clearly and conspicuously" on their menus. The Food and Drug Administration plans to announce the long-delayed...

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 6:08 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 14 or. 2 percent, to $58.51. Supervalu rose$. 22 or 2.4 percent, to $9.40. Whole Foods Market Inc. fell$. 02 or percent, to $48.21.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 10:27 AM ET

    Kroger rose$. 19 or. 3 percent, to $58.56. Safeway rose$. 08 or. 2 percent, to $34.90. Supervalu rose$. 14 or 1.5 percent, to $9.32.

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 15 or. 3 percent, to $58.37. Safeway fell$. 08 or. 2 percent, to $34.82. Supervalu fell$. 07 or. 8 percent, to $9.18.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 10:18 AM ET

    Kroger rose$. 75 or 1.3 percent, to $58.97. Supervalu rose$. 10 or 1.0 percent, to $9.35. Whole Foods Market Inc. rose$. 66 or 1.4 percent, to $48.35.

  • Grocery chain's Christmas ad stirs tears, outrage Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 5:56 AM ET

    "It is a somewhat brave decision on the part of Sainsbury's," said Leslie Hallam, the course director of the psychology of advertising program at the University of Lancaster. Big Christmas ads have become a tradition in Britain— an opportunity for companies to pull out all the stops to woo holiday shoppers and stamp their brands firmly on the consumer brain.

  • Cheers or tears: Are Brits in for cheaper beer? Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 5:40 AM ET

    A end of a 400-year-old rule that means British pubs can now pick and choose their ales, won't lead to cheaper beer, a major pub boss warned.

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Kroger fell$. 27 or. 5 percent, to $58.22. Safeway rose$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $34.90. Supervalu rose$. 11 or 1.2 percent, to $9.25.

  • Natural Grocers tops 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 5:09 PM ET

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. _ Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc. on Thursday reported profit of $3.2 million in its fiscal fourth quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 13 cents per share. Analysts expected $136.4 million, according to Zacks.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 2:49 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 15 or. 3 percent, to $58.64. Safeway rose$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $34.90. Supervalu rose$. 12 or 1.3 percent, to $9.26.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 10:29 AM ET

    Kroger rose$. 09 or. 2 percent, to $58.58. Safeway rose$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $34.90. Supervalu rose$. 07 or. 8 percent, to $9.21.

  • Group calls on Hy-Vee stores to end tobacco sales Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 9:50 AM ET

    IOWA CITY, Iowa— Iowa's largest grocery store chain should stop selling tobacco products to demonstrate its oft-stated commitment to health and wellness, anti-smoking activists said Thursday. The Iowa Tobacco Prevention Alliance launched a campaign asking Hy-Vee, Inc. to ban products such as cigarettes, chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes at stores with...

  • Talking turkey: Cost of Thanksgiving ticks higher Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 2:00 AM ET

    Gobble gobble! Despite high commodity prices, Thanksgiving costs are only marginally higher this year.