NEW YORK — Declaring confidence in its momentum but fed up with a languishing stock price, Kroger on Tuesday announced a plan to boost its annual earnings growth in part by increasing capital spending and growing square footage in new and existing markets. Speaking at an investor conference here, David Dillon, Kroger’s chief executive officer, said the company has raised its long-term, fully diluted earnings per share growth target from current levels of 6% to 8% to a new ...

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