CINCINNATI -- Kroger Co. here said yesterday its overall share in 44 major markets around the country rose 65 basis points in 2006. In 34 markets in which supercenters had a No. 3 market-share position, Kroger's position improved by 70 basis points, and in markets where Wal-Mart supercenters had a No. 3 share, Kroger's position climbed 75 basis points. “Those gains were even more impressive after the strong gains we had in 2005, where our overall share in the 44 major markets rose more than ...

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