Kroger plans new-market expansion, mulls acquisitions

Kroger Co. plans to enter at least one new market in the near future, CFO J. Michael Schlotman told an investor conference Wednesday in New York, though he declined to pinpoint the market.

“We are going down the path of picking one new market to enter organically,” he told the UBS Global Consumer Conference. “We’ve been engaged in that process since October, and we’ve essentially [decided] where we’re going to go, though it

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