KROGER TRADING REIGNITES BUYOUT SPECULATION CINCINNATI — A rise in credit default swaps and heavy volume in stock option positions in Kroger last week raised anew rumors that the retailer here could be the target of private equity interests. An observer quoted in a Reuters report said, “They are possibly in play right now.” Credit default swaps, or the cost to insure Kroger's debt, climbed by around 4 basis points Tuesday. Similar activity in April initially aroused speculation that Kroger ...

REGISTER TO VIEW THIS ARTICLE - Register for a Free Account

WhyRegisterfor FREE?

Registering for content on Supermarket News will give youINSTANTaccess to invaluable articles and media content that industry professionals rely on. You will have access to our special reports, feature articles, and industry analysis. It’sFREE, easy and quick. What are you waiting for!In addition you will also receive a complimentary copy of SN's salary survey sent to you by email.

Click here to read the FAQ page if you have any questions (opens in a new window)

Attention Paid Print Subscribers: While you have already been grantedfreeaccess to SNwe ask that youregister now.We promise it will only take a few minutes! Or visit your profile and add your print magazine account number and zip code.

Already registered? here.