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SECURITY:  KR (Common)   EXCHANGE: New York Stock Exchange  

Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Kroger is one of the nation’s largest retail grocery chains. The Company focuses its charitable efforts on hunger relief, K-12 education, women’s health initiatives and local organizations in the communities it serves. At the end of fiscal 2006, the Company operated (either directly or through its subsidiaries) 2,468 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 31 states under two dozen local banners including Kroger and Kroger Marketplace, Ralphs, Fred Meyer, Food 4 Less, King Soopers, Smith’s and Smith’s Marketplace, Fry’s and Fry’s Marketplace, Dillons, QFC and City Market. Kroger also operated (either directly or through subsidiaries, franchise agreements, or operating agreements) 779 convenience stores, 412 fine jewelry stores, 631 supermarket fuel centers and 42 food processing plants

http://www.kroger.com

Kroger Reports Third Quarter Results
Q3 EPS of $0.44 and ID Sales Without Fuel 1.1%
Confirms 2017 EPS Guidance
Expects 2017 Q4 ID Sales Without Fuel to Exceed 1.1%

CINCINNATI, Nov. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

Highlights:

Great start on Restock Kroger
Digital revenue up 109%, driven by ClickList
Continued growth and innovation in Our Brands
Increased market share
The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today reported financial results for its third quarter ended November 4, 2017.

Net earnings were $397 million, or $0.44 per diluted share, and identical supermarket sales growth, without fuel, was 1.1% in the third quarter of 2017. This includes strong core business results and strong fuel results, as well as an incremental $111 million contribution to the UFCW Consolidated Pension Plan in the third quarter. Kroger's net earnings for the third quarter last year were $391 million, or $0.41 per diluted share.



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