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  • BRUSSELS, Nov 17- Dutch supermarket group Ahold NV forecast 20-25 percent annual growth of its online business in the coming three years, although warned that investment to reach its target would hit its operating margin next year. Ahold, with a base in the Netherlands and some 60 percent of revenue in the United States, said on Monday online sales should total...

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 10:29 AM ET

    Kroger rose$. 38 or. 7 percent, to $58.09. Safeway fell$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $34.83. Supervalu fell$. 02 or. 2 percent, to $8.98.

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    Kroger fell$. 68 or 1.2 percent, to $57.71. Safeway fell$. 01 or percent, to $34.85. Supervalu rose$. 07 or. 8 percent, to $9.00.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    Kroger fell$. 52 or. 9 percent, to $57.88. Safeway rose$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $34.89. Whole Foods Market Inc. fell$. 18 or. 4 percent, to $46.55.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 10:47 AM ET

    Kroger fell$. 19 or. 3 percent, to $58.20. Safeway rose$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $34.89. Supervalu fell$. 02 or. 2 percent, to $8.91.

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 6:05 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 01 or percent, to $58.39. Safeway fell$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $34.86. Supervalu rose$. 04 or. 4 percent, to $8.93.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 1:28 PM ET

    Kroger fell$. 18 or. 3 percent, to $58.20. Safeway rose$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $34.90. Supervalu rose$. 04 or. 4 percent, to $8.93.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 12:16 PM ET

    Safeway rose$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $34.90. Supervalu rose$. 03 or. 3 percent, to $8.92. Whole Foods Market Inc. fell$. 61 or 1.3 percent, to $46.87.

  • LONDON, Nov 13- Asda, the British arm of U.S. supermarket group Wal-Mart, said it would not be distracted by "gimmicks" and "panic tactics" after voucher offers from rivals contributed to a fall in its quarterly sales. Britain's big four grocers have lost customers to German discounters Aldi and Lidl and are locked in a bitter battle for market share.

  • LONDON, Nov 13- Asda, the British arm of the world's biggest grocer Wal-Mart, said underlying sales fell in its third quarter, hit by subdued consumer spending and sliding prices. Asda, which trails market leader Tesco by annual sales and is vying with Sainsbury's to be Britain's No. 2 grocer, said on Thursday sales at stores open over a year, excluding petrol, fell 1.6...

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 29 or. 5 percent, to $58.38. Safeway fell$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $34.88. Supervalu rose$. 22 or 2.5 percent, to $8.89.

  • Nov 12- Loblaw Cos Ltd, Canada's largest grocer, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as it benefits from the Shoppers Drug Mart acquisition, and said it was on track to achieve the targeted savings from the deal. Loblaw bought Shoppers Drug Mart last year to ward off rising competition as U.S.-based rivals such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Target...

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 1:23 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 12 or. 2 percent, to $58.21. Supervalu rose$. 20 or 2.3 percent, to $8.87. Whole Foods Market Inc. fell$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $47.45.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 11:05 AM ET

    Kroger fell$. 48 or. 8 percent, to $57.61. Safeway fell$. 01 or percent, to $34.89. Supervalu rose$. 04 or. 5 percent, to $8.71.

  • Wal-Mart cracks whip on grocery store quality Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 10:42 AM ET
    Nearly-empty trays with produce for sale at a Walmart in Valley Stream, N.Y., Nov. 11, 2014.

    The superstore has urged U.S. managers to improve performance on "Chilled and Fresh" items in its dairy, meat and produce departments.

  • Russians start to feel the pinch as economy struggles Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 8:33 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Nov 12- Alexander Shalin rides a bike to work, shops in local grocery stores and doesn't worry too much about fashion. The 37- year-old manager should be recession-proof, but even he is feeling the pinch from Russia's slowing economy. To escape the "terrible" weather in Russia's second city of St Petersburg, Shalin takes as many foreign trips as he can, but now...

  • UPDATE 1-Loblaw's profit beats on strong pharmacy sales Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 7:53 AM ET

    Nov 12- Loblaw Companies Ltd, Canada's largest grocer, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, boosted by strong pharmacy sales at its recently acquired Shoppers Drug Mart business. Loblaw, majority-owned by George Weston Ltd, bought Shoppers Drug Mart Corp last year to better compete against the expanding Canadian businesses of U.S.-based...

  • European shares slip as banks, retailers retreat Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 7:20 AM ET

    *HSBC, RBS, UBS, Barclays in focus after forex probe fines. LONDON/ PARIS, Nov 12- European shares fell on Wednesday, with financials hit after global regulators fined five banks for failings in currency trading, while supermarket chain J. Sainsbury dropped after announcing plans to cut prices. The European banking index slipped 1.3 percent after global regulators...

  • *To invest additional 150 mln stg in price cuts. LONDON, Nov 12- Sainsbury's plans to cut spending on new stores and reduce dividend payments to fund cheaper prices, increasing the pressure on ailing larger rival Tesco in the battle for British supermarket customers. The stock was down 4.5 percent at 256.9 pence at 1120 GMT on Wednesday after Coupe acknowledged...

  • Purdue economist: Turkeys more expensive this year Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 3:50 AM ET

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.— A Purdue University agricultural economist says Thanksgiving food shoppers will find adequate supplies of turkeys but possibly at higher prices, depending on the type and whether grocers pass increases on to customers. Corrinne Alexander, who tracks food price trends, says wholesale prices of turkeys are expected to be 8 percent to 10...