CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. on Friday reported net income of $383 million for its second quarter, a decline of 12% from a year ago. The supermarket operator cited changes to its employee pensions as a key factor in the results, which were also hurt by falling prices for products such as meat, milk and eggs.
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart on Thursday said fourth quarter net income fell 7.9% to $4.5 billion. The company also lowered its outlook for the current quarter, in part due to the effects of a stronger dollar and the costs of recent store closings. Walmart said last month that it would close 269 stores globally, including