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  • 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.

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Kroger fell$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $58.49. Safeway rose$. 08 or. 2 percent, to $34.86. Supervalu rose$. 02 or. 2 percent, to $9.14.

  • *Foreigners dominate Hungary retail market. BUDAPEST, Nov 19- Multi-national supermarkets could be driven out of Hungary, a trade lobby said on Wednesday, after the government raised their inspection costs and threatened to shut them down if they fail to make a profit for two years. Hungary's economy ministry this week submitted to parliament a draft bill that...

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    Kroger fell$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $58.46. Safeway rose$. 14 or. 4 percent, to $34.92. Supervalu rose$. 07 or. 8 percent, to $9.19.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 12:01 PM ET

    Kroger fell$. 02 or percent, to $58.50. Safeway rose$. 11 or. 3 percent, to $34.89. Whole Foods Market Inc. rose$. 16 or. 3 percent, to $48.05.

  • BUDAPEST, Nov 19- Multi-national supermarkets could be driven out of Hungary, a trade lobby said on Wednesday, after the government raised their inspection costs and threatened to shut them down if they fail to make a profit for two years. The government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban has a record of adopting idiosyncratic laws untroubled by how they are viewed...

  • Nov 19- Canadian grocer Metro Inc reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by the reorganization of its Ontario store network and the acquisition of a majority stake in bakery chain Premiere Moisson. The company, which is facing intense competition from U.S. retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Target Corp, also said in June it would buy a...

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 23 or. 4 percent, to $58.52. Safeway rose$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $34.78. Supervalu rose$. 10 or 1.1 percent, to $9.12.

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

    Kroger rose$. 20 or. 3 percent, to $58.49. Safeway rose$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $34.78. Supervalu rose$. 14 or 1.6 percent, to $9.16.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 10:23 AM ET

    Kroger rose$. 16 or. 3 percent, to $58.45. Safeway rose$. 11 or. 3 percent, to $34.86. Supervalu rose$. 10 or 1.1 percent, to $9.12.

  • UK supermarket sales fall for first time on record Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 9:42 AM ET

    The U.K. grocery market has fallen into decline for the first time on record, as discount retailers lead a price war.

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 58 or 1.0 percent, to $58.29. Safeway fell$. 10 or. 3 percent, to $34.75. Supervalu rose$. 02 or. 2 percent, to $9.02.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 2:22 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 35 or. 6 percent, to $58.06. Safeway fell$. 13 or. 4 percent, to $34.72. Supervalu fell$. 07 or. 8 percent, to $8.93.

  • BRUSSELS, Nov 17- Dutch supermarket group Ahold NV forecast 20-25 percent annual growth of its online business in the coming three years, although warned that investment to reach its target would hit its operating margin next year. Ahold, with a base in the Netherlands and some 60 percent of revenue in the United States, said on Monday online sales should total...

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 10:29 AM ET

    Kroger rose$. 38 or. 7 percent, to $58.09. Safeway fell$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $34.83. Supervalu fell$. 02 or. 2 percent, to $8.98.

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    Kroger fell$. 68 or 1.2 percent, to $57.71. Safeway fell$. 01 or percent, to $34.85. Supervalu rose$. 07 or. 8 percent, to $9.00.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    Kroger fell$. 52 or. 9 percent, to $57.88. Safeway rose$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $34.89. Whole Foods Market Inc. fell$. 18 or. 4 percent, to $46.55.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 10:47 AM ET

    Kroger fell$. 19 or. 3 percent, to $58.20. Safeway rose$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $34.89. Supervalu fell$. 02 or. 2 percent, to $8.91.

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 6:05 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 01 or percent, to $58.39. Safeway fell$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $34.86. Supervalu rose$. 04 or. 4 percent, to $8.93.