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  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 10:40 AM ET

    Kroger rose$. 43 or. 8 percent, to $52.08. Safeway rose$. 25 or. 7 percent, to $33.94. Supervalu rose$. 16 or 1.9 percent, to $8.23.

  • *Carrefour 5 pct dearer than Lidl vs 20 pct premium in UK- LEK. PARIS/ BERLIN, Oct 20- The success of French retailers in stopping the advance of discounters in the last five years shows a way out of the crisis embroiling Britain's "big four" grocers. In Britain, Tesco, Wal-Mart's Asda, Sainsbury and Morrison are all losing shoppers to discounters Aldi and Lidl, which have...

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 43 or. 8 percent, to $51.65. Safeway rose$. 34 or 1.0 percent, to $33.69. Supervalu fell$. 08 or 1.0 percent, to $8.07.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 1:21 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 16 or. 3 percent, to $51.38. Supervalu fell$. 05 or. 6 percent, to $8.10. Whole Foods Market Inc. fell$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $36.82.

  • Publix recalls snack mix that had peanuts Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 12:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Supermarket chain Publix is recalling a snack mix because the label doesn't warn shoppers that it contains peanuts. Publix Asian Mix was sold at all its stores in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee and North Carolina. Customers who bought the product can return it to a Publix store for a full refund.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 10:39 AM ET

    Kroger rose$. 09 or. 2 percent, to $51.31. Safeway rose$. 41 or 1.2 percent, to $33.76. Supervalu rose$. 01 or. 1 percent, to $8.16.

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Kroger fell $1.12 or 2.1 percent, to $51.22. Safeway rose$. 07 or. 2 percent, to $33.35. Supervalu fell$. 40 or 4.7 percent, to $8.15.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 1:21 PM ET

    Kroger fell$. 85 or 1.6 percent, to $51.49. Safeway fell$. 15 or. 5 percent, to $33.13. Supervalu fell$. 34 or 4.0 percent, to $8.21.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Kroger fell$. 74 or 1.4 percent, to $51.60. Safeway fell$. 26 or. 8 percent, to $33.02. Supervalu fell$. 24 or 2.8 percent, to $8.31.

  • No time to cook? Maybe a cyber sous chef can help Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 10:33 AM ET

    "The idea came out of a need my co-founders and I had in our own lives," says Matt Salzberg, co-founder and CEO of Blue Apron, a 2- year-old New York startup that delivers high-end, pre-measured ingredients to your doorstep. Supermarkets and even online giants such as Amazon and Google deliver groceries. "All these companies make the promise, whether explicit or not, of...

  • Buffett reduces stake in Tesco to under 3 percent Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 5:48 AM ET

    LONDON— Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has reduced its stake in British retailer Tesco to under 3 percent, offering a fresh slap to the struggling company. Buffett's move, revealed in a regulatory filing Thursday, was not unexpected. He told CNBC this month that his investment in the supermarket giant was "a huge mistake by me."

  • Survey shows jump in retail food prices in Ky. Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 4:01 AM ET

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.— A new survey of Kentucky food prices says the rising cost of beef and pork products led to an overall 3.9 percent jump in retail food prices during the third quarter of the year. The Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation's survey was conducted last month. It listed the total cost of 40 basic grocery items at $127, compared with $122.23 in the previous...

  • Some fried chicken with your macroeconomics? Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 11:10 PM ET

    Myanmar faces a familiar rite-of-passage for frontier markets: a major Western fast-food chain is poised to set up shop despite widespread poverty.

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 6:07 PM ET

    Kroger fell $1.06 or 2.0 percent, to $52.34. Safeway fell$. 69 or 2.0 percent, to $33.28. Supervalu fell$. 06 or. 7 percent, to $8.55.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    Kroger fell $2.06 or 3.9 percent, to $51.34. Safeway fell$. 74 or 2.2 percent, to $33.23. Supervalu fell$. 26 or 3.0 percent, to $8.35.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 10:46 AM ET

    Kroger fell$. 76 or 1.4 percent, to $52.64. Safeway fell$. 24 or. 7 percent, to $33.74. Supervalu fell$. 05 or. 6 percent, to $8.56.

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 49 or. 9 percent, to $53.40. Safeway rose$. 20 or. 6 percent, to $33.97. Supervalu rose$. 16 or 1.9 percent, to $8.61.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 1:42 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 35 or. 7 percent, to $53.26. Safeway rose$. 24 or. 7 percent, to $34.01. Supervalu rose$. 20 or 2.4 percent, to $8.65.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 10:27 AM ET

    Kroger rose$. 24 or. 4 percent, to $53.15. Safeway rose$. 15 or. 4 percent, to $33.92. Supervalu fell$. 03 or. 3 percent, to $8.43.

  • UK inflation falls to 5-year low Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 6:09 AM ET

    LONDON— U.K. authorities say inflation fell to its lowest point in five years, dropping to 1.2 percent in September as shoppers benefited from a supermarket price war and lower petrol prices. The Office of National Statistics said Tuesday the rate dropped 0.3 percent, down from 1.5 percent in August. Chris Williamson, the chief economist of Markit, says the benign...