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• Kroger reported a 30 percent increase in third quarter profit compared to the same period a year ago, to $185.4 million. Revenue rose nine percent to $14 billion from $12.85 billion from a year ago, with same-store sales up 6.6 percent.


• Rite Aid reports that its November sales were up 1.9 percent to $1.59 billion, compared to the same period a year ago. Same-store sales were up 2.6 percent.
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