Kroger execs: Low inflation a mixed blessing

Kroger execs: Low inflation a mixed blessing

"I think we have done a phenomenal job of managing our way through some of the volatility in the commodities that are out there." —MIKE SCHLOTMAN, Kroger   

Kroger officials on Thursday took pains to discuss how falling prices in categories like meat, deli and seafood dampened identical sales results — but not necessarily its earnings — during its fiscal fourth quarter.

They also noted that the period came with fewer weather-related sales benefits than Kroger realized in the same period a year ago.

It all added up to non-fuel comparable-store sales results that unde

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