CINCINNATI — The agreement by Kroger Co. here to acquire Harris Teeter Supermarkets puts the company in a strong position to grow in the Carolinas and Mid-Atlantic, analysts said last week. “We continue to view Harris Teeter as a well-positioned, high-end banner in attractive markets for growth, including the Carolinas and greater Washington [including Baltimore], as well as a good cultural fit for Kroger,” said Andrew Wolf, a Boston-based analyst with BB&T Capital ...

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