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  • LONDON/ PARIS, March 5- European shares touched a fresh 7-1/ 2 year high on Thursday, boosted by encouraging comments from the European Central Bank and by strong results from supermarket Carrefour and fund manager Schroders. ECB President Mario Draghi said the bank's bond-buying program, due to start on Monday, could last beyond September 2016 if needed and...

  • CINCINNATI— Kroger's fiscal fourth-quarter profit rose thanks in part to better fuel margins and a lower-than-expected inventory charge. Kroger Co. earned $518 million, or $1.04 per share, for the period ended Jan. 31. The current quarter's results include regional grocer Harris Teeter, which Kroger acquired early last year.

  • March 5- Kroger Co, the biggest U.S. supermarket operator, forecast a full-year profit above analysts' estimates as it benefits from its acquisition of Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc and higher margins on fuel. Kroger shares rose 6.7 percent to a record high of $74.30 in morning trading on Thursday. Kroger completed its $2.5 billion acquisition of Harris Teeter...

  • Supermarket operator Kroger jumped 6 percent early Thursday after reporting income that was well ahead of what analysts were looking for. Costco also rose 2 percent after its own earnings beat estimates. The price of oil fell 47 cents to $51.07 a barrel in early trading in New York.

  • Supermarket operator Kroger's profit rises 23 pct Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 8:53 AM ET

    March 5- Kroger Co, the biggest U.S. supermarket operator, on Thursday reported a 23 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by its acquisition of Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc and higher margins on fuel. Net income attributable to Kroger rose to $518 million, or $1.04 per share, in the fourth quarter ended Jan. 31, from $422 million, or 81 cents per share, a year...

  • Costco earnings 'very solid': Analyst  Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 5:40 AM ET

    Costco has reported its second-quarter earnings. Brian Nagel, retail analyst at Oppenheimer & Co, says it's another "very solid" report.

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:18 PM ET

    Kroger fell$. 33 or. 5 percent, to $69.65. Supervalu rose$. 28 or 2.8 percent, to $10.18. Whole Foods Market Inc. fell$. 19 or. 3 percent, to $55.34.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 1:16 PM ET

    Kroger fell$. 36 or. 5 percent, to $69.62. Supervalu rose$. 27 or 2.7 percent, to $10.17. Whole Foods Market Inc. fell$. 23 or. 4 percent, to $55.30.

  • What's for dinner? Restaurants serve new concepts Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 11:15 AM ET

    How do restaurants expand? They build their existing business or buy growth. Here are a number of concepts that restaurants are betting on.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 10:36 AM ET

    Kroger fell$. 56 or. 8 percent, to $69.42. Supervalu rose$. 01 or. 1 percent, to $9.91. Whole Foods Market Inc. fell$. 76 or 1.4 percent, to $54.77.

  • Supermarket exec jailed for insider trading Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 1:19 AM ET

    The former group treasurer and head of tax at WM Morrison Supermarkets has been sentenced to 12 months in jail for insider trading.

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 6:05 PM ET

    Kroger fell$. 96 or 1.4 percent, to $69.98. Supervalu fell$. 09 or. 9 percent, to $9.90. Whole Foods Market Inc. fell$. 69 or 1.2 percent, to $55.53.

  • Bob Evans shares plunge after spin-off canceled Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 5:29 PM ET
    Bob Evans restaurant in Springfield, Va.

    Bob Evans Farms said it was not currently looking at selling or spinning off its BEF Foods business.

  • LONDON, March 3- The former group treasurer and head of tax at British high street retailer WM Morrison Supermarkets Plc has been sentenced to 12 months in jail for insider trading by an English court. The Financial Conduct Authority said on Tuesday Paul Coyle had pleaded guilty to two counts of using confidential, price-sensitive information to trade in...

  • LONDON, March 3- The former group treasurer and head of tax at WM Morrison Supermarkets Plc has been sentenced to 12 months in jail for insider trading by an English court. The Financial Conduct Authority said on Tuesday that Paul Coyle, pleaded guilty to two counts of using confidential, price-sensitive market information to trade in shares of proposed joint...

  • Target to revamp groceries for millennials: Report Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 5:51 AM ET
    Shoppers at a Target store in Mount Kisco, New York.

    Target has zeroed in on seven grocery categories to attract younger shoppers, urban dwellers, and Hispanics, reported the Wall Street Journal, citing sources.

  • March 2- Target Corp has zeroed in on seven grocery categories, including granola, yogurt and craft beer, to attract younger shoppers, urban dwellers, and Hispanics, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The changes would mean less shelf space for packaged food companies like Campbell Soup Co, General Mills Inc and Kraft Foods...

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 6:08 PM ET

    Kroger fell$. 21 or. 3 percent, to $70.94. Supervalu rose$. 11 or 1.1 percent, to $9.99. Whole Foods Market Inc. fell$. 27 or. 5 percent, to $56.22.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 1:17 PM ET

    Kroger fell$. 40 or. 6 percent, to $70.75. Supervalu fell$. 04 or. 4 percent, to $9.84. Whole Foods Market Inc. fell$. 53 or. 9 percent, to $55.96.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 11:16 AM ET

    Kroger rose$. 19 or. 3 percent, to $71.34. Supervalu rose$. 02 or. 2 percent, to $9.90. Whole Foods Market Inc. rose$. 48 or. 8 percent, to $56.97.