Kroger Interested in Acquisitions, if Price Is Right

NEW YORK -- Kroger Co., Cincinnati, is in the market for acquisitions, possibly even a major acquisition along the lines of its 1999 purchase of Fred Meyer, Inc. -- but only if the price is right, Mike Schlotman, senior vice president and chief financial officer, said in a presentation here yesterday at the Bank of America 2007 Consumer Conference.

NEW YORK -- Kroger Co., Cincinnati, is in the market for acquisitions, possibly even a major acquisition along the lines of its 1999 purchase of Fred Meyer, Inc. -- but only if the price is right, Mike Schlotman, senior vice president and chief financial officer, said in a presentation here yesterday at the Bank of America 2007 Consumer Conference. Asked about making another Fred Meyer-type acquisition, Schlotman said, "We wouldn't be opposed to an acquisition of size, though

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