Kroger Earnings Take Hit From Hurricane Ike While Sales Soar

Shares in Kroger were trading down more than 6% yesterday after the retailer here acknowledged sluggish sales of nonfood items in the current quarter and a decline in earnings in the third quarter due to expenses related to Hurricane Ike.

CINCINNATI — Shares in Kroger were trading down more than 6% yesterday after the retailer here acknowledged sluggish sales of nonfood items in the current quarter and a decline in earnings in the third quarter due to expenses related to Hurricane Ike.

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