Kroger confirms guidance but 3Q hangs in balance

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Kroger Co. on Wednesday affirmed its financial guidance for the remainder of the fiscal year but said same-store sales in the current third quarter may or may not fall within that range.

In its annual presentation for investors in Cincinnati, Mike Schlotman, Kroger's CFO, said non-fuel identical store sales during the third quarter — which ends next week — were at the low end of the 0.5% to 1.5% range the company issued in September, and whether the company meets tha

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