CINCINNATI — Both operating and net income tumbled by double digits during the third quarter at Kroger Co., while both sales and adjusted earnings fell short of analysts’ forecasts. As a result, the share price of the nation’s largest supermarket operator fell approximately 2% in early trading after results were announced. Reported net income for
ZAANDAM, the Netherlands — Ahold Delhaize reported that online sales gains and a solid performance in U.S. stores helped drive increased sales for the third quarter. “We saw a strong overall performance at our U.S. brands, particularly at Food Lion and Hannaford,” Ahold Delhaize president and chief executive officer Frans Muller said in a statement.