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It's Good at the Top: Despite Shake Ups, Dynamics Still Favor Giants - Research Report on Whole Foods, The Fresh Market,

    It's Good at the Top: Despite Shake Ups, Dynamics Still Favor Giants -
  Research Report on Whole Foods, The Fresh Market, Kroger's, SUPERVALU and
                                   Safeway

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, March 8, 2013

NEW YORK, March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting Whole
Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM), The Fresh Market Inc. (NASDAQ: TFM), The
Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE: SVU) and Safeway Inc. (NYSE:
SWY). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full
price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

Whole Foods Market, Inc. Research Report

America's healthiest grocery store- Whole foods - has been named to the
Ethisphere Institute's "World's Most Ethical Companies" list for the 5^th
time. Walter Robb, co-CEO of Whole Foods couldn't be any prouder, "The
business practices of Whole Foods Market are based on our core values, such as
caring about our communities and our environment," he said. "We're glad that
this ranking reflects our conscious efforts to improve and sustain communities
on both a local and global level. " The Full Research Report on Whole Foods
Market, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price
targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/16a3_WFM]

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The Fresh Market Inc. Research Report

It was a bountiful 2012 for The Fresh Market as it reports its Q4 and full
year fiscal 2012 earnings. Craig Carlock, President and Chief Executive
Officer, commented, "Fiscal 2012 was a terrific year for The Fresh Market. We
achieved record annual sales and earnings on comparable store sales growth of
5.7% and opened a record number of new stores." Despite a sudden slowdown in
customer traffic during the holidays, the company also did well in the fourth
quarter. In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012, net sales increased 15.3% to
$369.9 million and comparable store sales increased 1.9%, compared to the
corresponding thirteen week period ended January 29, 2012. Net income in the
fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 was $20.6 million, compared to $18.3 million in
the corresponding thirteen week period in fiscal 2011. Since 1982, The Fresh
Market has been providing the public "a fresh concept in grocery shopping".
The Full Research Report on The Fresh Market Inc. - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/e087_TFM]

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The Kroger Co. Research Report

Kroger's 136 -store strong Central Division welcomed the promotion of Jeff
Burt as its new president. "In his 27-year career with Kroger, Jeff has
demonstrated strong leadership skills and a deep understanding of our
business," said Rodney McMullen, President and CEO of Kroger. "His enthusiasm,
keen sense of the customer, and experience in merchandising and operations
will be tremendous assets to the Central Division team." Mr. Burt began his
career with Kroger in 1986 as a management trainee. He has held a variety of
leadership positions with the company in Cincinnati, Florida, Indianapolis and
Seattle, including store manager, produce merchandiser and vice president of
merchandising and operations. In 2004, he was named corporate vice president
of deli/bakery merchandising and procurement, before being promoted to his
most recent role in 2010.The Full Research Report on The Kroger Co. -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/dd5e_KR]

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SUPERVALU Inc. Research Report

Newly installed SUPERVALU President and CEO, Sam Duncan, shakes up its
executive and banner retail leadership teams. This move is part of the
preparations to move forward with a focus on serving wholesale grocery
operators, growing its hard discount format and running a smaller, more
efficient retail operation following the close of its transaction with AB
Acquisition LLC. Some of these changes include the appointments of Mark Van
Buskirk, Rob Woseth and Steve Fox as executive vice-president, merchandising
and marketing for SUPERVALU, executive vice-president, chief strategy officer
and senior vice-president, food merchandising, respectively. The Full Research
Report on SUPERVALU Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings
and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/899b_SVU]

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Safeway Inc. Research Report

Safeway's just concluded 2013 investor conference marks another progressive
year for one of North America's largest food and drug retailers. For 2013,
Safeway initiated guidance for earnings per diluted share of $2.25 to $2.45,
sales growth, operating profit margin change, capital expenditure of
approximately $1 - 1.1 billion and free cash flow in a range of $0.85 - 0.95
billion. "We made progress in 2012 on a number of initiatives, which we
believe helped achieve market share gains and positive volume in the U.S. As
we move forward, just for U, fuel partnerships with Chevron and ExxonMobil,
innovation in-store and in private label, as well as growth in Blackhawk and
PDC should drive continued positive momentum," said Steve Burd, Chairman and
CEO. The Full Research Report on Safeway Inc. - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/a015_SWY]

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