JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/27/12 -- www.StockCall.com offers free research on The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) and Whole Foods Market Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) from the Grocery Stores industry. Access these reports by clicking on the links below or by copy and pasting those to your address bar.
The grocery stores industry, which features companies such as The Kroger Co. and Whole Foods Market Inc., has been improving over the last little while. Input costs are currently less of a concern for some, and a recovering economy has slackened customer purse strings at the check-out.
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Kroger's 1st quarter numbers were impressive, as the company saw quarterly earnings increase by more than 11% year-over-year. Total revenue was also strong, climbing by 5.8% when compared to the same period last year. Whole Foods has also experienced a rise in its latest quarterly report, as sales increased by 14%. Investors and shareholders of The Kroger Co. can simply register for our complimentary reports by clicking on the link below.
While the industry is looking up, a number of headwinds still remain. Shoppers are still recession hardened and out for the best possible deal. This has led to some grocers slashing prices and a fierce competitiveness within the industry. Discounts and promotional activity may get more shoppers through the door but they have a detrimental effect on margins and earnings. Register now to have free access to our report on Whole Foods Market Inc., and to do so please click the link below.
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