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  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Friday, 10 Apr 2015 | 10:28 AM ET

    Kroger rose$. 12 or. 2 percent, to $76.93. Supervalu fell$. 15 or 1.3 percent, to $11.60. Whole Foods Market Inc. fell$. 35 or. 7 percent, to $51.33.

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 6:14 PM ET

    Kroger fell$. 09 or. 1 percent, to $76.81. Supervalu rose$. 03 or. 3 percent, to $11.75. Whole Foods Market Inc. rose$. 33 or. 6 percent, to $51.68.

  • Shares of Express Scripts jumped Thursday amid investor speculation that the pharmacy benefits manager's off-and-on relationship with Walgreens may take a torrid turn. Leaders of Walgreens said that they are open to considering more mergers, acquisitions or joint ventures. That integration is going better than expected, Walgreens Executive Vice...

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 1:41 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 18 or. 2 percent, to $77.08. Supervalu fell$. 01 or. 1 percent, to $11.71. Whole Foods Market Inc. rose$. 17 or. 3 percent, to $51.52.

  • April 9- Drugstore operator Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc on Thursday reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit and said it would widen its cost-cutting program, sending its shares higher. Walgreens said on Thursday that it had identified ways to increase the program to a projected $1.5 billion by the August year-end of fiscal 2017..

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 10:26 AM ET

    Kroger rose$. 21 or. 3 percent, to $77.11. Supervalu fell$. 04 or. 3 percent, to $11.68. Whole Foods Market Inc. rose$. 01 or percent, to $51.36.

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks edged higher Thursday, led by gains for energy companies as the price of oil stabilized following a big drop the day before. Drugstore chain Walgreens climbed after reporting earnings that surpassed the expectations of Wall Street analysts. Alcoa and Bed, Bath& Beyond dropped after delivering earnings reports that disappointed investors.

  • Popular hummus hit by recall on Listeria concerns Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 10:07 AM ET
    Sabra Classic Hummus

    About 30,000 cases of Sabra hummus sold nationwide is being recalled due to a possible Listeria contamination.

  • Walgreens aims to close about 200 US stores Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 7:24 AM ET

    Walgreens will shutter about 200 U.S. stores as part of an expanded cost reduction push, but the nation's largest drugstore chain has no plans to shrink in the wake of its combination with European health and beauty retailer Alliance Boots. The store closings that Walgreens announced Thursday amount to only about 2 percent of the 8,232 drugstores the company...

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 6:42 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 54 or. 7 percent, to $76.90. Supervalu rose$. 15 or 1.3 percent, to $11.72. Whole Foods Market Inc. fell$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $51.35.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 2:04 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 21 or. 3 percent, to $76.57. Supervalu rose$. 20 or 1.7 percent, to $11.77. Whole Foods Market Inc. fell$. 16 or. 3 percent, to $51.24.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 12:57 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 18 or. 2 percent, to $76.54. Supervalu rose$. 01 or. 1 percent, to $11.58. Whole Foods Market Inc. fell$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $51.34.

  • Finding that her top toy choice, Shopkins- tiny grocery store characters made by Australia's privately-held Moose Enterprise- was sold out, Catie went directly to the Barbie row and picked out one of Mattel Inc.' s iconic dolls. Though Mattel, Hasbro and Lego control about 40 percent of the U.S. toy market, there's a growing niche for smaller companies such as Alex...

  • April 8- Rite Aid Corp reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday, and expected a renewed distribution agreement with McKesson Corp along with the remodeling of its wellness stores to benefit fiscal 2016 earnings. Rite Aid is the No. 3 drugstore chain by sales in the U.S. behind Walgreen Boots Alliance and CVS Health Corp.

  • Rite Aid quarterly same-store sales rise 4.5 pct Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 7:24 AM ET

    April 8- Drugstore chain operator Rite Aid Corp's quarterly revenue rose 3.8 percent, helped by strong prescription sales that drove better-than-expected same-store sales growth. Rite Aid's shares rose 2.9 percent to $8.95 in premarket trading on Wednesday. The latest quarter included an income tax benefit of $1.72 billion, or $1.67 per share, Rite Aid said.

  • Rite Aid 4Q profit soars, tops Street forecasts Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 7:21 AM ET

    A $1.72 billion tax break and strong sales from established stores helped earnings for the drugstore chain Rite Aid soar in the fiscal fourth quarter. Overall, Rite Aid earned $1.84 billion, or $1.79 per share, in the quarter that ended Feb. 28. Rite Aid said its income tax benefit came largely from the reduction of a deferred tax asset valuation allowance.

  • *Aldi overtakes Waitrose to become Britain's No.6 grocer. LONDON, April 8- Sales at Britain's biggest retailer Tesco edged higher over the last three months, industry data showed on Wednesday, adding to signs of a tentative recovery in the supermarket's fortunes under its new boss. Market share figures from researchers Kantar Worldpanel also showed...

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 6:15 PM ET

    Kroger fell$. 61 or. 8 percent, to $76.36. Supervalu fell$. 20 or 1.7 percent, to $11.57. Whole Foods Market Inc. fell$. 51 or 1.0 percent, to $51.53.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 2:31 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top supermarkets companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Supervalu fell$. 04 or. 3 percent, to $11.73. Whole Foods Market Inc. fell$. 10 or. 2 percent, to $51.93.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 11:05 AM ET

    Kroger fell$. 13 or. 2 percent, to $76.84. Supervalu fell$. 08 or. 7 percent, to $11.69. Whole Foods Market Inc. rose$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $52.08.