SOURCE: StockCall


November 16, 2011 08:00 ET

Research on Safeway Inc. and The Kroger Co. - Grocers Performing Well During Tough Environment

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - Nov 16, 2011) - offers investors comprehensive research on the Grocery Stores industry and has completed analytical research on Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY) and The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches.

Although rising input costs and a struggling economy have put pressure on some companies in the Grocery Stores industry, a number of companies, such as Safeway Inc. and The Kroger Co. have been performing well. Investors can register for free to access the research reports on Safeway Inc. and The Kroger Co. at or is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the Grocery Stores industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Safeway Inc. and The Kroger Co.; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

As consumers continue to hunt for bargains on food, many grocers have been doing a good job of walking the line between keeping margins manageable while not affecting sales. Those offering fuel have also received a significant boost to their revenue. However, a weak demand for durable goods has been a headwind for the industry. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

Identical stores sales have increased for some in the industry, including Safeway, which benefitted from a jump in fuel sales as well as favorable exchange rates. The company generated fiscal third quarter earnings per share of 38 cents, beating earnings for the same period last year. On the other hand, Kroger has also turned in solid numbers, reporting increased sales and earnings, as well as higher identical store sales. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the Grocery Stores industry.

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