Buffett's Berkshire buys Kroger shares

Feb 14 (Reuters) - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday said it has bought stock in Kroger Co, investing in one of the largest U.S. grocery chains as smaller rivals struggle.

Berkshire said it owned 18.94 million Kroger shares worth about $549.1 million as of Dec. 31, according to a regulatory filing detailing Berkshire's U.S.-listed stocks as of the end of 2019.

(Reporting by Jonathan Stempel in New York Editing by Chris Reese)