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

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NEW YORK, September 20, 2013

NEW YORK, September 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

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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]

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