March 23, 2011 10:37 ET

Equity Research on Whole Foods Market Inc. and Kroger Co. - Drastically Rising Food Costs a Concern to Grocery Stores

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While some companies in the Grocery Stores Industry have managed to post profits recently, the sharp increase in food costs for February is cause for concern. February food prices, led by a large increase in vegetable prices, increased by 3.9 percent, the largest increase since the 1970s. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future. is the Ultimate Trading Environment for investors. If you are considering owning Whole Foods Market Inc. and Kroger Co. then you should sign up for a free membership and our complimentary reports today at Over the last 5 years our returns outpaced any of the major indexes. Sign up today to find out what you are missing. 

Increases in food prices put pressure on grocers who must decide whether to absorb the increased costs and lower margins or risk driving away sales by passing them onto their consumers. 

Improving customer loyalty and tapping into the rising organic and "Buy local" markets are two ways that grocers are attempting to increase profits. Kroger Co. has been performing well recently which is in part due to increased customer loyalty. Identical supermarket sales increased for Kroger in the fiscal fourth quarter, as did net earnings. Kroger Co. report is accessible for free by registering today at

Whole Foods Market Inc. has recently announced that it has now funded a total of $4 million worth of low interest loans for neighborhood farmers and producers. The project brings local products to Whole Foods Market's stores. Whole Foods Market Inc. report is accessible for free by registering today at

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