SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Kroger Co. is comfortable with the way CPG companies are handling price declines, Michael Schlotman, senior vice president and chief financial officer, said here yesterday. "We’ve seen a few moves toward saner pricing in promotional allowance activity [rather than] list-cost reductions," he said. "We understand that a company wouldn't want to lower list prices and then increase them if they creep back up, so we're comfortable with what they're doing. "Besides, our ...

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