Kroger Confirms Guidance

Kroger Co. last week confirmed its previous sales and earnings guidance for fiscal 2007 and beyond after they said other retailers — presumably including Supervalu — commented on weak consumer spending.

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. here last week confirmed its previous sales and earnings guidance for fiscal 2007 and beyond after they said other retailers — presumably including Supervalu — commented on weak consumer spending.

In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Kroger said it does not normally comment on intra-quarter sales or earnings, but it confirmed previous projections that same-store sales would be up about 5%, excluding fuel, for fiscal 2007, and that ear

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