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  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 6:02 PM ET

    Kroger fell$. 22 or. 3 percent, to $72.92. Supervalu fell$. 10 or 1.0 percent, to $10.20. Whole Foods Market Inc. fell$. 30 or. 5 percent, to $56.68.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 1:17 PM ET

    Kroger fell$. 25 or. 3 percent, to $72.89. Supervalu fell$. 01 or percent, to $10.30. Whole Foods Market Inc. fell$. 17 or. 3 percent, to $56.81.

  • Check out this owl-themed bar, it’s a hoot! Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 11:37 AM ET

    Hipster cafe capital London will soon have Annie the Owl, the UK’s first bar where people can sip cocktails while an owl perches on your shoulder.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 11:24 AM ET

    Kroger fell$. 16 or. 2 percent, to $72.98. Supervalu fell$. 03 or. 3 percent, to $10.27. Whole Foods Market Inc. fell$. 30 or. 5 percent, to $56.68.

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 6:04 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 35 or. 5 percent, to $73.14. Supervalu fell$. 07 or. 7 percent, to $10.30. Whole Foods Market Inc. rose$. 26 or. 5 percent, to $56.98.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 1:20 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 14 or. 2 percent, to $72.93. Supervalu fell$. 13 or 1.2 percent, to $10.25. Whole Foods Market Inc. rose$. 45 or. 8 percent, to $57.16.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 10:40 AM ET

    Kroger rose$. 02 or percent, to $72.81. Supervalu fell$. 09 or. 9 percent, to $10.28. Whole Foods Market Inc. rose$. 23 or. 4 percent, to $56.95.

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 6:00 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 35 or. 5 percent, to $72.79. Supervalu rose$. 11 or 1.1 percent, to $10.37. Whole Foods Market Inc. rose$. 09 or. 2 percent, to $56.72.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 1:36 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 24 or. 3 percent, to $72.68. Supervalu rose$. 05 or. 4 percent, to $10.31. Whole Foods Market Inc. fell$. 11 or. 2 percent, to $56.52.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 10:50 AM ET

    Kroger rose$. 08 or. 1 percent, to $72.52. Supervalu fell$. 03 or. 3 percent, to $10.23. Whole Foods Market Inc. fell$. 22 or. 4 percent, to $56.41.

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    Kroger fell$. 99 or 1.3 percent, to $72.44. Supervalu fell$. 17 or 1.6 percent, to $10.26. Whole Foods Market Inc. fell$. 57 or 1.0 percent, to $56.63.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 1:28 PM ET

    Kroger fell$. 90 or 1.2 percent, to $72.53. Supervalu fell$. 11 or 1.1 percent, to $10.32. Whole Foods Market Inc. fell$. 52 or. 9 percent, to $56.68.

  • CARACAS, Feb 19- The U.S.-based owner of a supermarket chain taken over by Venezuela's socialist government hopes to recover his business despite accusations of hoarding goods to inflate shopping lines. Dia Dia owner Jose Vicente Aguerrevere, a Venezuelan who now lives in Boston after spending most of his life in Europe and the United States, told Reuters by...

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 10:51 AM ET

    Kroger fell$. 78 or 1.1 percent, to $72.65. Supervalu fell$. 04 or. 4 percent, to $10.39. Whole Foods Market Inc. fell$. 26 or. 5 percent, to $56.94.

  • *Carrefour to open first Kenya store this year. *Kenya seen as gateway to regional trade. Kenya, with a GDP of $53.4 billion, is a gateway to regional trade, but it holds other attractions for retail investors.

  • UK's Asda sales hurt by supermarket price war Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 7:14 AM ET

    LONDON, Feb 19- Supermarket Asda, the British arm of United States retailer Wal-Mart, said on Thursday same store sales fell in its Christmas quarter, hurt by an escalating industry price war. Asda, which trails UK market leader Tesco by annual revenue, said sales at stores open over a year, excluding fuel, were down 2.6 percent on a year ago in the 12 weeks to Jan. 4, its...

  • Can maker Rexam gets $6.85B offer from US rival Ball Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 4:37 AM ET

    British drinks can maker Rexam said US rival Ball Corp offered to buy the company in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $6.85 billion.

  • Tesco hires turnaround man to steer recovery Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 12:01 PM ET

    LONDON, Feb 18- John Allan's credentials as a turnaround specialist have given the 66- year-old the chance to make his mark on Britain's cut-throat grocery industry as chairman of troubled Tesco, some 35 years after he left the supermarket sector. Described by analysts as "a shrewd operator" and "a safe pair of hands," Allan joins Britain's biggest retailer armed...

  • UPDATE 2-Walmex fourth-quarter profit jumps 42 pct Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 5:22 PM ET

    MEXICO CITY, Feb 17- Wal-Mart de Mexico, the country's biggest retailer, said on Tuesday fourth-quarter profit rose more than 40 percent, helped by a pickup in revenue and asset sales. Walmex has been selling non-core assets in Mexico as it seeks to focus on its supermarket business. The company, which is controlled by Wal-Mart Stores Inc, sold its restaurant...

  • Feb 17- CVS Health Corp, the second-largest U.S. pharmacy chain operator, has warned that a new class of drugs being developed to lower "bad" cholesterol could cost the U.S. healthcare system as much as $150 billion per year. The new class of cholesterol drugs called PCSK9 inhibitors could be priced in the range of $7,000- $12,000 per year, CVS said.