The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR)

Walmart Leads Amazon in Online Grocery Shopping

Online sales of food and beverages will amount to just 2.4% of total 2018 sales that should approach $1 trillion. That's a prize approaching $23 billion. The total U.S. grocery ...
Read Full Story »

Kroger Gambles Customer Service Can Save It

Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) has announced it will add 11,000 new workers. Most of the additions are to improve customer service at the store level. Whether this is what customers ...
Read Full Story »

6 Most Important Things in Business Today

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg would not say if he is willing to support regulation of the company he founded as he testified before Congress. According to Reuters: ...
Read Full Story »

Kroger Looks to Expand Its Workforce

Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) shares were up marginally early Tuesday following the announcement that the grocery chain would be expanding its workforce. Specifically, Kroger said that its family of stores ...
Read Full Story »

Walmart Continues to Struggle as Market Rejects Strategy

Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT), the world's largest retailer, cannot get traction with shareholders. Despite deep troubles with its primary rival, Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), it has not been able to ...
Read Full Story »

BlackRock to Exclude Gun Purveyors From Funds

In early March, asset management firm BlackRock Inc. (NYSE: BLK) began asking gunmakers and distributors how they were going to respond to the killing of 17 students and faculty at ...
Read Full Story »

10 Companies That Would Love It If President Trump Goes After Amazon

Is it possible that the high and mighty Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) might have finally become so big and powerful that politicians actually go after the company where it hurts ...
Read Full Story »

Does a Target, Kroger Merger Make Sense?

In an exclusive report published Friday morning, Fast Company cited people familiar with the matter who said that Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) and Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) are discussing a ...
Read Full Story »

In Challenge to Amazon, Walmart Will Deliver Groceries in Over 100 Cities

Game on. Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) will deliver groceries in 100 cites as a challenge to Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) and its Whole Foods operation. The decision will also create ...
Read Full Story »

Walmart and Sears Get Lowest Customer Satisfaction Ratings

The recently published 2017 American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) for retail stores and websites shows that customer satisfaction is down slightly overall from a record high posted in 2016. The ...
Read Full Story »

Thursday’s Biggest Winners and Losers in the S&P 500

March 7, 2018: The S&P 500 closed up 0.4% at 2,738.94. The DJIA closed up 0.4% at 24,894.24. Separately, the Nasdaq was up 0.4% at 7,427.95. Thursday ended up a ...
Read Full Story »

Are Kroger Earnings Really to Blame?

Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) released its most recent quarterly results on Thursday before the markets opened. Investors reacted, not necessarily to earnings, by sending Kroger's shares lower. Chief Financial Officer ...
Read Full Story »

Target, Costco and More Big Earnings Coming This Week

In the past week, markets took another plunge, partially as the result of a sharp increase in volatility. Perhaps the main driver last Thursday was the steel and aluminum tariffs ...
Read Full Story »

6 Most Important Things in Business Today

At 5 a.m. Eastern Time, Dow futures were slightly higher after a 1,130 drop yesterday. As a trial between Uber and Alphabet Inc.'s (NASDAQ: GOOGL) self-driving car company Waymo began, ...
Read Full Story »

Kroger’s Turnaround Brings in $2.15 Billion for Sale of Convenience Store Operations

Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) has been doing what it can to regain lost ground for shareholders over the past year. As its shares have recovered, much of the Amazon-Whole Foods ...
Read Full Story »