Stockholder Rights, Certifications, Earnings Results, Offerings, and Acquisitions - Research Report on Safeway, Whole Foods,

     Stockholder Rights, Certifications, Earnings Results, Offerings, and    Acquisitions - Research Report on Safeway, Whole Foods, Casey's, Harris                      Teeter, and The Hain Celestial Group  PR Newswire  NEW YORK, September 20, 2013  NEW YORK, September 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --  Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom.  Today, Investors' Reports announced new research reports highlighting Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY), Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM), Casey's General Stores Inc. (NASDAQ: CASY), Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc. (NYSE: HTSI), and The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAIN). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.  Safeway Inc. Research Report  On September 17, 2013, Safeway Inc. (Safeway) announced that the Company has adopted a one-year stockholder rights plan. The Company reported that it has become aware of an accumulation of a significant amount of the Safeway common stock. Safeway's Board believes that the rights plan will help promote the fair and equal treatment of all stockholders of the Company and ensure that the Board remains in the best position to discharge its fiduciary duties to the Company and its stockholders. Safeway further notified that it has recently undertaken a number of strategic initiatives including the IPO of Blackhawk Network and the pending sale of its Canadian assets. Safeway's board sees that the rights plan will support the Company to implement its strategic plan and maximize the long-term value of the Company in the interest of shareholders. 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.investorsreports.com/report/2013-09-17/SWY]  Whole Foods Market, Inc. Research Report  On September 12, 2013, Whole Foods Market, Inc. (Whole Foods) announced that it has got 77 new Certified Cheese Professionals who have displayed their expertise at the second annual American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional exam. The Company informed that the said exam tests cheesemongers' mastery of all things cheese, which includes cheese making, ripening, storage, handling, nutrition and more, and those who pass the exam are part of an elite few who have mastered all aspects of cheese, from farm to counter. Whole Foods further notified that this collective achievement takes its total count of Certified Cheese Professionals to 147, the largest number of certified cheese experts in the world. 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.investorsreports.com/report/2013-09-17/WFM]  Casey's General Stores Inc. Research Report  On September 9, 2013, Casey's General Stores Inc. (Casey's) reported its financial results for Q1 FY 2014 (period ended July 31, 2013). Total revenue increased 13.2% YoY to $2.1 billion. Net income was $55.7 million or $1.43 per diluted share, compared to net income of $39.0 million or $1.01 per diluted share in Q1 FY 2013. Commenting on the results, President and CEO Robert J. Myers commented, "We are off to an excellent start of the fiscal year driven by strong sales throughout all categories. The gasoline category of our business is performing exceptionally well in both sales and margin." The Full Research Report on Casey's General Stores Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-09-17/CASY]  Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc. Research Report  On September 12, 2013, Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc. (Harris Teeter) announced that its operating subsidiary, Harris Teeter, Inc., has entered into an agreement with Greenbax Enterprises, Inc. (Piggly Wiggly) to purchase six Piggly Wiggly store locations and one future store location in the Charleston, S.C. area. The Company reported that the Piggly Wiggly stores to be acquired by Harris Teeter include three stores in Charleston, S.C. located at 1739 Maybank Highway, 1985 Folly Road and 1005 Harbor View Road; two stores in Mount Pleasant, S.C. located at 1220 Ben Sawyer Boulevard and 1981 Riviera Drive; the Newton Farms location on Kiawah Island, S.C.; and one store location under construction in Isle of Palms, S.C. located at 1513 Palm Boulevard. Harris Teeter expects the transaction to be complete in October 2013. The Full Research Report on Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-09-17/HTSI]  The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. Research Report  On September 12, 2013, The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (Hain) announced that it has been informed of the sale of an aggregate of 3,589,963 shares of common stock of Hain by certain selling stockholders, including entities related to Carl C. Icahn to Jefferies LLC, as the underwriter in the registered public offering of those shares. Hain reported that no shares of common stock are being sold by Hain and Hain will not receive any proceeds from the offering. Further in the release, Hain notified that Jefferies LLC proposes to offer for sale the shares of common stock from time to time in one or more transactions on the NASDAQ, in the over-the-counter market, through negotiated transactions or otherwise at market prices prevailing at the time of sale, at prices related to prevailing market prices or at negotiated prices, subject to receipt and acceptance by them and subject to their right to reject any order in whole or in part. The Company further mentioned that as a result of the consummation of the announced sale of common stock by the selling stockholders, Mr. Icahn and the entities related to Mr. Icahn will no longer own any shares of common stock of Hain. The Full Research Report on The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-09-17/HAIN]  EDITOR NOTES:  1.This is not company news. 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