Costco Workers Get Another Raise

Membership trends and gas profits highlight second-quarter results.


Margin Drop in Q4 Triggers Concerns for Kroger

The first year of the Restock Kroger program ends with a promise of momentum, but the market wonders if a shaky core can support its ambitions.

"Stores as hubs" and robotic picking are driving success for the retailer.

Annual results reflect the retailer's payroll increases and the effect of Hurricane Irma sales benefit.

The success of the "Easy Fresh and Affordable" initiative leads Q4 gains as Ahold Delhaize moves on Stop & Shop rebranding.

Following more than 100 units closed or sold a year ago, the retailer said the stores under the Winn-Dixie, Bi-Lo and Harveys banners were "underperforming."

Wholesale carried higher revenues, but distribution center disruption, romaine recall, inflation and a customer wind-down hit profits.

The retailer said it was encouraged by big baskets and strong reviews from Instacart offering in Q4; CEO search continues.

The competition concerns signal "worst possible outcome" for merger and follow an unwelcome regulatory surprise in India.

The retailer said food sales momentum was at a nine-year high but challenges to online profitability remain stubborn.

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