CHICAGO — Fitch Ratings here said Monday it has affirmed the ratings on certain Kroger Co. debt, citing its strong financial metrics. Fitch affirmed Kroger's long-term issuer default rating at "BBB" and its commercial paper rating at "F2," with a stable outlook. The ratings agency said the affirmation reflects Kroger's industry-leading sales growth and market-share gains, strong cash flow and steady credit metrics, along with the company's moderate ...

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