Safeway could have more than one suitor, says Deutsche Bank Deutsche Bank believes either Cerberus or Kroger (KR) could acquire Safeway (SWY) and estimates the valuation range for a deal in the $45-$55 per share range. The firm believes divestitures in a Kroger takeover would significantly exceed divestitures in a Cerberus buyout. Deutsche keeps a Buy rating on shares of Safeway.
Kroger CEO says economics of delivery to home 'difficult' Kroger CEO W. Rodney McMullen says he believes it will always be an "and," not an "or," choice for customers regarding grocery store visits and online purchases. McMullen spoke on CNBC.
Kroger CEO says consumer spending still 'fragile' Kroger (KR) CEO W. Rodney McMullen says the company will continue to spend on stores. McMullen said it will be "fascinating" to see how Whole Foods (WFM) customers react to its plans for a smaller, lower-cost format. Kroger's CEO says food inflation has been tracking a 1%-2% and the company expects it to continue at that level. McMullen says Kroger looks at "just about anything that is available" in terms of M&A, but doesn't bid on many things. McMullen is speaking on CNBC.
BMO Capital to hold a conference 10th Annual Farm to Market Conference is being held in New York on May 20-21 with webcasted company presentations to begin on May 20 at 8 am; not all company presentations may be webcasted. Webcast Link