SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Kroger Co. is comfortable with the way CPG vendors are handing price declines, Michael Schlotman, senior vice president and chief financial officer, said here last week. “We've seen a few moves toward saner pricing in promotional allowance activity, if not in list-cost reductions,” he said. “We understand that a company wouldn't want to lower list prices and then raise them if they crept back up, so we're comfortable with what they're doing. “Besides, our operators ...
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