Higher food prices aren’t hurting Kroger so far — the grocery chain has managed to pass along higher costs to shoppers. What’s more, sales are on the rise.In fact, Kroger beat analyst expectations this March, which the company attributed to more customers coming in to buy food and fuel at the gas stations it added to its portfolio in 2009.
Kroger has also started looking into stocking its fish freezers more ethically. In April, it announced a partnership with the World Wildlife Fund to stop selling endangered seafood by the year 2015. —S.D.