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25. Kroger
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 25 (Previous rank: 23)
CEO: David B. Dillon
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Higher food prices aren't hurting Kroger so far -- the grocery chain has managed to pass along higher costs to shoppers. What's more, sales are on the rise.

In fact, Kroger beat analyst expectations this March, which the company attributed to more customers coming in to buy food and fuel at the gas stations it added to its portfolio in 2009.

Kroger has also started looking into stocking its fish freezers more ethically. In April, it announced a partnership with the World Wildlife Fund to stop selling endangered seafood by the year 2015. --S.D.

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Key financials $ millions % change
from 2009
Revenues 82,189.4 7.1
Profits 1,116.3 1494.7
Assets 23,504.6
Stockholders' equity 5,296.0
Market value (3/25/2011) 14,709.0
Profits as % of  
Revenues 1.4
Assets 4.7
Stockholders' equity 21.1
Earnings per share  
2010 $ 1.74
% change from 2009 1481.8
2000-2010 annual growth rate % 5.3
Total return to investors %
2010 10.9
2000-2010 annual rate -1.2
Rank Company 500
($ millions)
1 CVS Caremark 21 96,413.0
2 Kroger 25 82,189.4
3 Walgreen 32 67,420.0
4 Safeway 60 41,050.0
5 Supervalu 61 40,597.0
6 Rite Aid 100 25,669.1
7 Publix Super Markets 102 25,328.1
8 Whole Foods Market 273 9,005.8
9 Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea 278 8,813.6
10 Winn-Dixie Stores 324 7,247.8
11 Ruddick 498 4,400.5
Issue date: May 23, 2011
Figures are for fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2011.
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