| Mar 17, 2014
| 2:38 PM
A group of 28 U.S. attorneys general -- including Maryland's Douglas Gansler -- is urging chief executive officers of five major retailers, including Walmart, to stop selling tobacco products, saying it is contradictory to carry such items in stores...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 3:12 PM
The days of the conventional supermarket are numbered.
Safeway Inc.'s announcement Thursday that private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management would acquire the company in a deal valued at about $9.4 billion is the latest sign from the troubled grocery...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Kroger Co.'s planned acquisition of Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc. will allow it to capitalize on Harris Teeter's growing presence in the Baltimore-Washington market, but consumers will see few, if any, changes in existing stores.
Kroger, the biggest U....
| Jul 7, 2014
| 7:22 PM
Sit through the two-minute YouTube trailer for 20th Century Fox's upcoming movie "The Maze Runner," earn 25 points. Post a link to the trailer on Twitter, earn 15 more points. Facebook? Same deal, 15 points.
Five hundred points earns discounts on...
| Jul 3, 2014
Supermarket giant The Kroger Co. announced Wednesday an agreement to buy online retailer Vitacost.com for $280 million.
Boca Raton-based Vitacost sells more than 45,000 healthy living products, including vitamins, supplements and personal care items...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 3:07 PM
Supermarket giant Kroger Co. wants to beef up its Internet operations.
The operator of Ralphs and Food 4 Less said Wednesday that it is buying Vitacost.com, an online seller of vitamins and other health-oriented products, for $280 million. Kroger...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 1:36 PM
Kroger Co. reported a 4% increase in first-quarter profit Thursday and raised its forecast for the year, crediting the acquisition of grocer Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc. for its better-than-expected earnings.
The nation's largest supermarket chain,...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 3:30 AM
Reports: Leading indicators for May, Phildelphia Fed Index, weekly jobless claims
Local earnings: None
Other earnings: Kroger Co., Oracle Corp., Pier 1 Imports Inc., Smithfield Foods, Smith & Wesson Holding Corp.
| Jun 16, 2014
| 3:13 PM
Foster Farms, the California chicken company battling an ongoing salmonella breakout, said it has dramatically reduced salmonella rates.
Salmonella rates are now about 2%, well below the national average of 25%, said Bob O'Connor, one of the companies'...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 8:30 PM
They found no smoking gun — no well or pasture or single source of contamination for the ongoing salmonella outbreak at Foster Farms.
But on Monday, executives at the California chicken company announced that they had reduced levels of...
| May 7, 2014
| 7:01 AM
Shares in Whole Foods Market Inc. on Wednesday dropped 20 percent after the company cut its 2014 same-store sales and earnings forecast for the third time amid rising competition in the natural and organic grocery sector.
Austin, Texas-based Whole...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 11:00 AM
More than two months after declaring the outbreak over, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said an additional 43 people have been sickened by strains of salmonella linked to Foster Farms poultry.
The new cases were reported between late...