$KR (The Kroger Co.)

$KR {{ '2015-06-26T10:45:37+0000' | timeago}} • SEC

$KR Form 4: On June 24, 2015, Christopher Hjelm, SVP, sold 695 shares at $72.94 to pay his tax liability associated with restricted stock.

$KR {{ '2017-07-12T20:42:59+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KR announced the appointment of Liz Ferneding as President of the Ruler division, effective July 31. Ms. Ferneding succeeds Paul Bowen, who retired in May.

$KR {{ '2017-06-22T17:10:50+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KR's BoD announced an incremental $1Bil share repurchase program, replacing the prior authorization which has been exhausted. The board approved a dividend lift from $0.48 to $0.50 per year. The next quarterly dividend of 12.5 cents per share will be paid on Sept. 1, 2017 to shareholders of record on Aug. 15, 2017.

$KR {{ '2017-06-16T20:31:56+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KR said its Atlanta division associates have ratified new labor agreements with UFCW Local 1996. The contracts cover over 28,000 Kroger associates working in 164 stores in the Atlanta area and 11 stores in Savannah.

$KR {{ '2017-06-15T14:53:12+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$KR believes the industry will continue to get more competitive. The price investments the company has made thus far from its original pricing plans are taking good effect. $KR stated that it always builds dollars in to try to allow it to react to competitive pressures.

$KR {{ '2017-06-15T14:46:12+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$KR The Kroger Co. Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q1 2017 Highlights

$KR {{ '2017-06-15T14:40:59+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$KR said in terms of the anticipation of identical sales going forward and its improvement, the company expects the improvement to continue but at a slower pace than initially expected. Looking forward, based on the movements in a lot of the underlying commodities, $KR believes there could be slightly more inflation by 2017-end.

$KR {{ '2017-06-15T14:24:49+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

In 1Q17, $KR saw more than 30% growth in new digital customers and more than a 30% increase in digital visits with faster growth in mobile compared to last year. The company’s brands represented approx. 28% of total units sold and 25.6% of sales dollars excluding fuel and pharmacy during 1Q17.

$KR {{ '2017-06-15T12:15:00+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KR lowered its FY17 GAAP net earnings guidance for 53 weeks to $1.74-1.79 per diluted share. Kroger's adjusted net earnings guidance range is $2.00 to $2.05 per diluted share. The company continues to expect identical supermarket sales growth, excluding fuel, of flat to 1% growth for the year.

$KR {{ '2017-06-15T12:13:18+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Total sales of the supermarket giant $KR improved 4.9% to $36.3Bil in 1Q17. Kroger, which has been trailing the market by a brutal 30 percentage points over the past year, saw net attributable earnings of $303MM, cut down to less than half of its $696MM earnings last year. Diluted EPS was $0.32 vs. $0.72 a year ago.

$KR {{ '2017-05-23T18:47:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KR announced the retirement of Jay C and Ruler division President Paul Bowen, effective June 21, 2017. His successor will be named at a later date. Bowen has held his current role since 2003, where he oversees 71 Jay C and Ruler stores operating in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio and Tennessee.

$KR {{ '2017-05-16T22:38:11+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KR said Sukanya Madlinger, SVP of Retail Divisions has retired and Calvin Kaufman has been promoted to the position to succeed her. Kaufman currently serves as President of $KR's Louisville division. The company also announced the promotion of Ann Reed to serve as President of $KR's Louisville division.

$KR {{ '2017-04-24T15:02:33+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KR named Kristal Howard as the new head of Corporate Communications and Media Relations.Ms. Howard will be responsible for national media and corporate communications and will serve as the company's spokesperson.

$KR {{ '2017-04-19T18:59:59+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KR received notice of an unsolicited mini-tender offer by TRC Capital Corporation to purchase up to 4MM $KR common shares for $28.70 per share in cash. The offer is for about 0.44% of the common shares outstanding. $KR does not endorse this offer and recommends that shareholders reject the offer as it is 4.24% below $KR’s current market price.

$KR {{ '2017-04-18T22:42:50+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KR announced that Angel Colón has been promoted to senior director of diversity. Mr. Colon succeeds Rueben Shaffer, who retired at the end of March.

$KR {{ '2017-03-20T20:54:40+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KR appointed Joe Grieshaber as president of Fred Meyer Stores, replacing Jeff Burt, who resigned on March 20 to pursue other interests. Succeeding Grieshaber will be Dan De La Rosa, who has been promoted to serve as president of $KR's Columbus division. De La Rosa currently serves as VP of merchandising for Fred Meyer Stores.

$KR {{ '2017-03-02T16:19:42+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$KR expects the market to get more competitive. The company continues to see good opportunities for process change and taking costs out of the business. In 4Q16, $KR made more progress in these areas compared to 3Q16. The company is also taking measures to achieve cost of goods savings.

$KR {{ '2017-03-02T15:58:41+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$KR plans to open less ClickList locations in 2017 compared to 2016 and this decision is driven by factors such as finding stores with suitable space and making the necessary changes as opposed to the performance of the existing locations.

$KR {{ '2017-03-02T15:40:25+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

In 2016, $KR used cash to repurchase $1.8Bil in common shares, pay $429MM in dividends, invest $3.6Bil in capital, and merge with ModernHEALTH for approx. $390MM. Capital investments, excluding mergers, acquisitions and purchases of leased facilities, totaled $3.6Bil for 2016, compared to $3.3Bil in 2015.

$KR {{ '2017-03-02T15:29:52+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$KR is making significant investments in digital. The company has added more than 420 ClickList and Express Lane locations in 2016, bringing its total online ordering locations to more than 640. The Simple Truth brand grew strongly in 2016, reaching total sales of $1.7Bil. Simple Truth Organic accounted for more than $1Bil of this figure.

$KR {{ '2017-03-02T13:44:00+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$KR The Kroger Co. Earnings AlphaGraphics: Q4 2016 Highlights

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