The Week in Stocks

FOR 24 NORTH AMERICAN FOOD RETAILERS TRACKED BY SN, AT THE CLOSE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24 MARKET SUMMARY gainers 7 decliners 17 unchanged 0 MOST ACTIVE BY VOLUME Wal-Mart 45,166,049 Kroger 42,154,938 Safeway 27,896,956 AS PERCENTAGE OF SHARES OUTSTANDING Ruddick 7.56% Safeway 7.18% Supervalu 7.08% Village +6.54% Arden Group +4.01% Spartan Stores +1.59% Kroger -5.30% Supervalu -5.04% Whole Foods -5.04%

FOR 24 NORTH AMERICAN FOOD RETAILERS TRACKED BY SN, AT THE CLOSE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24

MARKET SUMMARY

gainers 7
decliners 17
unchanged 0

MOST ACTIVE

BY VOLUME

Wal-Mart 45,166,049
Kroger 42,154,938
Safeway 27,896,956

AS PERCENTAGE OF SHARES OUTSTANDING

Ruddick 7.56%
Safeway 7.18%
Supervalu 7.08%
Village +6.54%
Arden Group +4.01%
Spartan Stores +1.59%
Kroger -5.30%
Supervalu -5.04%
Whole Foods -5.04%

Continuously updated stock quotes of 19 retailers and wholesalers at http://supermarketnews.com/profiles/stocks/sn_composite/ [3]

The SN Composite Index

The chart shows the most recent four weeks of movement of the SN Composite Index, compared with the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The SN Index is a statistical indicator of the industry performance based on share price and number of shares outstanding of the listed stocks.

DATA SOURCE: DATA NETWORK, HUNTINGTON, N.Y.

INDICES Last Week This Week Pct. Change
Dow Jones 10733.67 10836.15 0.95
S&P 500 1166.02 1167.72 0.15
SN Composite 1923.06 1886.28 -1.91
Retailers 1743.59 1710.02 -1.93
Wholesalers 553.48 555.50 0.36