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  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 1:36 PM ET

    Kroger fell$. 32 or. 6 percent, to $52.09. Safeway fell$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $34.66. Supervalu rose$. 14 or 1.5 percent, to $9.69.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 10:34 AM ET

    Kroger rose$. 13 or. 2 percent, to $52.54. Supervalu rose$. 10 or 1.0 percent, to $9.65. Whole Foods Market Inc. fell$. 15 or. 4 percent, to $39.37.

  • Walgreen adds activist hedge fund founder to board Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 7:39 AM ET

    Walgreen has named Jana Partners founder Barry Rosenstein to its board, and the activist investor will get a say in choosing at least one additional director for the nation's largest drugstore chain.

  • BISMARCK, N.D., Sept 4- North Dakota's oil boom has fueled a construction bonanza for new supermarkets, restaurants and clothing stores. But try finding a Rite Aid, Walgreens or other national pharmacy chain in the state, the fastest-growing economy in the nation, and you'll be largely out of luck.

  • Starbucks through the years Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 10:04 AM ET

    Starbucks has been successful for years but as with any famous coffee chain, there is a history behind the success.

  • BOSTON, Aug 28- Employees of New England supermarket chain Market Basket on Thursday cheered the return of their ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas, after he inked a reported $1.5 billion agreement to buy the company from his cousin to end a family power struggle and worker revolt. The Boston Globe valued the deal at more than $1.5 billion.

  • European shares steady, UK grocery firms slip Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 10:42 AM ET

    *FTSEurofirst 300 flat, Euro STOXX 50 down 0.2 pct. *Seadrill falls after below-forecast earnings. Declines in individual shares included UK grocers Sainsbury and Tesco slipping 2.2 percent and 1.3 percent respectively after data from Kantar Worldpanel showed UK grocery market sales rose 0.8 percent in the 12 weeks to Aug. 17, a 10- year low.

  • Aug 22- Pharmacy chain Walgreen Co suffered a system outage for several hours on Friday, taking all of its 8,200 pharmacy outlets offline and delaying prescription orders. The company faced a "technical issue" during a system update and had to bring the entire system offline to resolve it, spokesman Michael Polzin said.

  • Walgreen stores go offline due to technical glitch Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 5:21 PM ET

    Aug 22- Pharmacy chain Walgreen Co suffered a system outage for several hours on Friday, taking all of its 8,200 pharmacy outlets offline and delaying prescription orders. The company faced a "technical issue" during a system update and had to bring the entire system offline to resolve it, spokesman Michael Polzin said.

  • Carlsberg warns on profits over Russia hit Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:05 PM ET
    A Carlsberg advertisement

    Carlsberg, the Danish brewer, became one of the first major European companies to warn over the impact of the Ukrainian crisis.

  • Nut butter recall hits Trader Joe's, Whole Foods Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 9:40 AM ET

    A unit of Hain Celestial Group is recalling some peanut and almond butter because of possible salmonella contamination.

  • Aug 19- Kroger Co, the largest U.S. supermarket operator, is the latest high-profile company caught in the battle over gun rights and gun control in the United States.

  • Aug 19- Southeastern Grocers LLC, which operates supermarket chains Winn- Dixie and BI-LO, called off its plans for an initial public offering, joining a list of companies that have pulled their offerings this year. The company runs more than 650 BI-LO and Winn- Dixie stores in southeastern U.S. states of Florida, Alabama, Louisiana and Georgia.

  • Aug 19- Southeastern Grocers LLC, which operates supermarket chains Winn-Dixie and BI-LO, said on Tuesday it would withdraw its plans for an initial public offering. The Jacksonville, Florida- based company filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in September for an IPO of up to $500 million.

  • Hooked on Nutella? You may want to sit down Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 10:05 AM ET

    A global hazelnut shortage could cause prices of Ferrero's Nutella to jump, Weather.com reported.

  • Cinnabon president: Failure can be a good thing Sunday, 17 Aug 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    Boxes of Cinnabons are displayed at the Golden Globe Hollywood Buffet in Los Angeles.

    The head of the bakery brand says that choosing a non-traditional path in business has reaped unexpected rewards.

  • Underwear models, booze delivery: One app’s pitch Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 12:50 PM ET

    The weekend's quickly approaching. One app wants you to be prepared if an unexpected sleepover arises...

  • Aug 14- Supervalu Inc is in the early stages of investigating a potential data breach that could have affected more than 1,000 stores, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

  • Aug 14- U.S. supermarket chain Supervalu Inc is investigating a potential data breach that could have affected more than 1,000 of its stores, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people with knowledge of the matter. Supervalu had 3,763 stores as of April, according to a regulatory filing. Supervalu was not immediately available for comment.

  • Aug 14- Top U.S. hedge fund managers did some shopping for shares of discount retailer Dollar General Corp and drug store operator Walgreen Co in the second quarter.