If given its choice, Kroger would probably like to expand into the Northeast, Currie added, “where Wal-Mart has less of a stranglehold in food retail and where Kroger could become the price leader with good-quality stores.” According to Wolf, if Kroger were to seek to expand geographically through acquisition, it would probably be interested in the Northeast or Florida. “The Northeast is attractive because of the huge populations in places like New York, Boston and ...

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