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  • Natural Grocers tops 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 5:09 PM ET

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. _ Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc. on Thursday reported profit of $3.2 million in its fiscal fourth quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 13 cents per share. Analysts expected $136.4 million, according to Zacks.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 2:49 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 15 or. 3 percent, to $58.64. Safeway rose$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $34.90. Supervalu rose$. 12 or 1.3 percent, to $9.26.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 10:29 AM ET

    Kroger rose$. 09 or. 2 percent, to $58.58. Safeway rose$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $34.90. Supervalu rose$. 07 or. 8 percent, to $9.21.

  • Group calls on Hy-Vee stores to end tobacco sales Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 9:50 AM ET

    IOWA CITY, Iowa— Iowa's largest grocery store chain should stop selling tobacco products to demonstrate its oft-stated commitment to health and wellness, anti-smoking activists said Thursday. The Iowa Tobacco Prevention Alliance launched a campaign asking Hy-Vee, Inc. to ban products such as cigarettes, chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes at stores with...

  • Gun laws vary state by state Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 8:47 AM ET

    More companies, many in the food business, are asking customers to keep guns out of stores. A brief history of gun laws and guns in public.

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Kroger fell$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $58.49. Safeway rose$. 08 or. 2 percent, to $34.86. Supervalu rose$. 02 or. 2 percent, to $9.14.

  • *Foreigners dominate Hungary retail market. BUDAPEST, Nov 19- Multi-national supermarkets could be driven out of Hungary, a trade lobby said on Wednesday, after the government raised their inspection costs and threatened to shut them down if they fail to make a profit for two years. Hungary's economy ministry this week submitted to parliament a draft bill that...

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    Kroger fell$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $58.46. Safeway rose$. 14 or. 4 percent, to $34.92. Supervalu rose$. 07 or. 8 percent, to $9.19.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 12:01 PM ET

    Kroger fell$. 02 or percent, to $58.50. Safeway rose$. 11 or. 3 percent, to $34.89. Whole Foods Market Inc. rose$. 16 or. 3 percent, to $48.05.

  • BUDAPEST, Nov 19- Multi-national supermarkets could be driven out of Hungary, a trade lobby said on Wednesday, after the government raised their inspection costs and threatened to shut them down if they fail to make a profit for two years. The government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban has a record of adopting idiosyncratic laws untroubled by how they are viewed...

  • Starbucks to rollout wireless charging spots Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 11:28 AM ET

    Starbucks will begin a nationwide rollout of wireless charging spots in its coffee shops, Re/code reports.

  • Nov 19- Canadian grocer Metro Inc reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by the reorganization of its Ontario store network and the acquisition of a majority stake in bakery chain Premiere Moisson. The company, which is facing intense competition from U.S. retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Target Corp, also said in June it would buy a...

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 23 or. 4 percent, to $58.52. Safeway rose$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $34.78. Supervalu rose$. 10 or 1.1 percent, to $9.12.

  • China's investing in manufacturing in...America? Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 1:27 PM ET
    Miao Wang, filmmaker

    In an ironic twist, Chinese companies are now investing in US manufacturing, says Miao Wang, director of the documentary "Made by China in America."

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 1:25 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 20 or. 3 percent, to $58.49. Safeway rose$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $34.78. Supervalu rose$. 14 or 1.6 percent, to $9.16.

  • Yikes! Olive oil prices could soar on poor harvest Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 11:47 AM ET
    Italy's 2014 olive harvest was declared by both producers and experts as the worst in history, due to adverse climatic conditions which helped the olive fly proliferate, thus destroying the olives before they could be harvested.

    If your favorite bottle of Mediterranean olive oil starts costing more, blame unseasonable European weather—and tiny insects.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 10:23 AM ET

    Kroger rose$. 16 or. 3 percent, to $58.45. Safeway rose$. 11 or. 3 percent, to $34.86. Supervalu rose$. 10 or 1.1 percent, to $9.12.

  • UK supermarket sales fall for first time on record Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 9:42 AM ET

    The U.K. grocery market has fallen into decline for the first time on record, as discount retailers lead a price war.

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 58 or 1.0 percent, to $58.29. Safeway fell$. 10 or. 3 percent, to $34.75. Supervalu rose$. 02 or. 2 percent, to $9.02.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 2:22 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 35 or. 6 percent, to $58.06. Safeway fell$. 13 or. 4 percent, to $34.72. Supervalu fell$. 07 or. 8 percent, to $8.93.