Kroger Co. acquired Roundy’s Supermarkets for the real estate and the company’s metrics, although it may take more work to improve sales than other potential acquisitions might, Mike Schlotmann told an investors conference Tuesday. Asked why the company was interested in Milwaukee-based Roundy’s and not, perhaps, an upscale chain in the Southeast — an apparent reference to The Fresh Market, though it was never cited by name — Schlottman, EVP and CFO, said ...

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