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  • Maryland, 27 other states ask major retailers to stop selling tobacco

    Maryland, 27 other states ask major retailers to stop selling tobacco
    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...
  • Albertsons, Safeway grocery chains to merge

    Albertsons, Safeway grocery chains to merge
    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...
  • Harris Teeter to be acquired by Kroger in $2.5 billion deal

    Harris Teeter to be acquired by Kroger in $2.5 billion deal
    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....
  • Fox taps Social Rewards loyalty program to identify avid fans

    Fox taps Social Rewards loyalty program to identify avid fans
    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...
  • Kroger to buy Vitacost.com, a Boca Raton online retailer

    Kroger to buy Vitacost.com, a Boca Raton online retailer
    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...
  • Kroger buys Vitacost to expand into online grocery shopping

    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...
  • Kroger quarterly profit beats estimates; Harris Teeter merger cited

    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,...
  • The day ahead in business

    The day ahead in business
    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.
  • Foster Farms says salmonella rates have fallen significantly

    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'...
  • Foster Farms says it has reduced salmonella rates in chicken

    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...
  • Whole Foods shares tank 20% under pressure in organics

    Whole Foods shares tank 20% under pressure in organics
    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...
  • More people sickened by Foster Farms salmonella outbreak

    More people sickened by Foster Farms salmonella outbreak
    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...