$KR (The Kroger Co.)

$KR {{ '2015-06-26T10:47:41+0000' | timeago}} • SEC

$KR Form 4: On June 24, 2015, Mary Van Oflen, VP, sold 194 shares at $72.94 to pay her tax liability associated with restricted stock.

$KR {{ '2017-10-17T19:41:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KR announced the retirement of Central division President Katie Wolfram, effective Nov. 4, 2017. Pam Matthews, currently the QFC division president, will succeed Wolfram as president of Kroger's Central division, effective Oct. 23. Suzy Monford will join the company to succeed Matthews as the president of the QFC division, effective Oct. 23.

$KR {{ '2017-10-11T14:26:14+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KR reaffirmed FY17 guidance, including identical supermarket sales growth of 0.5-1.0%, excluding fuel, for the remainder of 2017. Net earnings are now seen at $1.74-1.79 per diluted share, including an estimated $0.09 for the 53rd week. Adjusted net earnings are expected at $2.00-2.05 per diluted share.

$KR {{ '2017-09-08T15:14:42+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$KR said it will continue to pursue partnerships in the digital marketplace, while also looking for mergers in the brick and mortar business. The company will focus on creating additional innovation to promote its own food brands. Kroger expects that investments in ClickList, its online order platform, will impact margins in the coming quarters.

$KR {{ '2017-09-08T14:36:08+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$KR anticipates its identical supermarket sales and market share will grow in 2018. The company has reduced its planned capital investments for 2017 and 2018 by $600MM to bring balance in the flexibility to use cash, and to maintain the 'Investment' grade rating. Kroger's financial results are pressured by healthcare expenses and pension costs.

$KR {{ '2017-09-08T13:59:47+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$KR The Kroger Co. Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q2 2017 Highlights

$KR {{ '2017-09-08T12:26:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KR reaffirmed its FY17 earnings outlook in the range of $1.74 to $1.79 per share. It continues to expect adjusted earnings per share between $2 and $2.05 for the year. Identical supermarket sales growth, excluding fuel, is forecast to grow in the 0.5-1% range for the remainder of the year. Kroger sees capital investments of $3Bil-$3.3Bil for 2017.

$KR {{ '2017-09-08T12:17:41+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Supermarket operator $KR reported an 8% fall in 2Q17 profit, despite an increase in sales. Earnings per share dropped to $0.39 from $0.40 last year. Adjusted earnings were $0.47 per share.  Identical supermarket sales, without fuel, gained 0.7% during the quarter. Net sales rose 4% YoY to $27.6Bil, helped by strong Loyal and Households sales.

$KR {{ '2017-09-05T18:24:27+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KR announced the retirement of Michigan division President Jayne Homco. Scott Hays, currently VP of Operations for the company's Fry's division, succeeds Ms. Homco as President of the Michigan division, effective October 1.

$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.

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