Fitch Ratings, New York, said Thursday it has assigned a BBB rating to Kroger's Co.'s issuance of $500 million worth of 10-year senior unsecured notes, with a stable outlook. CONNECT WITH SN ON TWITTER Follow @SN_News for updates throughout the day. According to Fitch, Kroger plans to use proceeds from the notes to refinance notes that matured on Jan. 15, as well as for general corporate purposes. As of Nov. 9, 2013, Fitch said Kroger had $8.3 billion of debt outstanding, ...

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