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Kroger beats sales, earnings expectations

Kroger beats sales, earnings expectations

CINCINNATI — Kroger reported third quarter sales and earnings that topped analysts expectations, and the company said it was upbeat about its prospects for the holiday season. The supermarket retailer reported a 1.1% increase in same-store sales, excluding fuel, in the quarter. That topped an average analyst forecast of a 0.9% gain, according to Consensus