CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. is better prepared than some supermarket operators to weather the ongoing economic slump, the company's chief executive officer said at a meeting for analysts here last week. “Kroger's been in a really good position, but some others have not weathered it as well,” David Dillon said, citing the company's willingness to be flexible and its focus on low prices. Asked whether he expects to see some supermarket companies go out of business if the economy, as expected, ...

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