CINCINNATI - Kroger Co. here denied Friday it has any interest in selling the business through a leveraged buyout to a private equity firm after a report in the Wall Street Journal cited unnamed sources as saying investment firms had been examining the company as a potential acquisition target. In a strongly worded letter to employees, David B. Dillon, chairman and chief executive officer, said, "Neither management nor our board of directors has any interest in pursuing a leveraged buyout ...

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