• Wall Street has been busy figuring out where and when consumers will spend their rebate checks, even as the latest consumer sentiment numbers show U.S. consumers are more distressed than they've been since 1982.

  • Penny-Pinching Trade Thursday, 24 Apr 2008 | 6:31 PM ET

    With consumers under siege from skyrocketing fuel and food prices, what’s the best way to play a penny–pinching population?

  • 'Retail Rebate' for Stimulus-Check Shoppers Thursday, 24 Apr 2008 | 3:51 PM ET

    What would you do with $600? If you're an American making $75,000 or less, you'll be receiving a rebate check in that amount by the end of May. Spend that payout on groceries at Kroger or Supervalu and those stores plan to give you some extra cash on top of that government money...

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    It costs consumers more to buy ‘green’ or eco-friendly products. But retailers are hoping that consumers’ conscience will override price-consciousness when it comes to buying these green lines.

  • Following are the day's biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of  Supervalu and Crown Holdings popped while eBay and Chesapeake dropped.

  • ISM Manufacturing Index: Learning from Last Month Tuesday, 1 Apr 2008 | 9:49 AM ET
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    With the ISM Numbers coming out today, this will be the first major economic indicator of the second quarter.  The previous reading came in at 48.3 and consensus is for further contraction.  Today's reading, just in, came in at 48.6 and is better than expected.  Here are some stocks that moved after the last ISM reading.

  • Food Industry CEOs Talk Costs & Inflation Thursday, 27 Mar 2008 | 3:11 PM ET

    As food prices surge, America’s supermarkets are also feeling the pain. While consumer food prices are up five percent, wholesale prices have soared a whopping 20 percent.

  • Stocks On The Move: HSBC, Supervalu... Monday, 3 Mar 2008 | 6:55 PM ET

    Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of HSBC (HBC) and Supervalu (SVU) popped while Google (GOOG) and LDK Solar (LDK) dropped.

  • Ahold Sales Rise Despite Tougher US Conditions Friday, 25 Jan 2008 | 12:19 PM ET

    Dutch supermarket group Ahold posted a forecast-beating rise in fourth-quarter sales on Friday, helped by favorable markets in Europe which offset tougher economic conditions in the United States.

  • Stocks Skid Back Into Correction Territory Tuesday, 8 Jan 2008 | 2:56 PM ET

    Stocks skidded back into correction territory as investors worried that the tumbling economy may not only cripple mortgage lenders like Countrywide Financial but create problems for other companies like AT&T.

  • “Power Lunch” is at the Mall of America outside Minneapolis/St. Paul, to look at alternative energy and consumer activity -- and a surprise definition for "retail stocks." Here's what some of the guests on the program are saying.

  • New Regulations? Food Industry Unlikely to Be Fazed Friday, 19 Oct 2007 | 2:29 PM ET

    Tighter food regulations under consideration could benefit consumers and companies alike, as Congress looks to help the industry through a crisis in confidence driven by a spate of high-profile recalls.

  • Supervalu Profit Up On Acquisition; Shares Leap Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 12:59 PM ET

    Supervalu on Tuesday posted higher quarterly profit, helped by the acquisition last year of most of Albertsons grocery stores.

  • Safeway Revamp Helps Boost Profits Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | 10:00 AM ET

    Safeway  on Tuesday posted higher quarterly profit, helped by a revamp of its store format and cost-cutting.

  • Profits From Aisle Five Friday, 5 Oct 2007 | 11:40 AM ET

    While other supermarket stocks go bad, Kroger is ripe for investors.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • California Supermarket Chain Shares Rise on Labor Deal Wednesday, 18 Jul 2007 | 11:45 AM ET

    Shares of grocery stores embroiled in a labor dispute in southern California rose Wednesday after the companies brokered a tentative deal with the workers' union on a new contract.

  • Kroger Profit Hit by Labor Charge, Shares Lower Tuesday, 26 Jun 2007 | 2:32 PM ET

    Kroger the nation's largest traditional supermarket chain, said Tuesday first-quarter profit jumped 10 percent but was slowed by labor unrest. Its shares sank more than 5 percent in trading Tuesday.

  • Turning the tables on the United States amid growing worries over dangerous Chinese products, Beijing said Friday some health supplements and raisins imported from the U.S. failed to meet China's safety standards and have been returned or destroyed.

  • Trade Update: The Kroger Co. & Supervalu Friday, 1 Jun 2007 | 9:03 PM ET
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    In this feature the guys revisit recent trades. Here's what Jeff Macke is saying today about his grocery store picks.

  • No. 2 - Clean Up On Aisle 3 Wednesday, 16 May 2007 | 1:10 PM ET

    As Wal-Mart (WMT) and Home Depot (HD) report sagging sales Tuesday, the retail space is seeing a supermarket sweep. Southern supermarket chain Winn-Dixie (WINN) tells the story -  shares soared nearly 40%. Will grocery store stocks leave investors dancing in the aisles?