Could Kroger become America’s Number One Grocer?

The nature of today’s grocery market gives Kroger a lot of room for low-cost growth. Deep discounting and intense competition are making it very hard for regional grocers to survive. News reports indicate that Kroger picked up Roundy’s and its $4.03 billion in revenue for just $800 million, because of losses the smaller chain faced.

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What Will Kroger Acquire?

My take is that Kroger is most likely to make a big acquisition outside the grocery business unless it can get a major grocer that would expand its geographic reach. The most logical acquisition for Kroger outside the grocery business would be Rite Aid. Even if it does not make an acquisition, Kroger is still a great value investment because of its profits.

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