Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Investopedia: Kroger Leverages Its Strength To Get Even Stronger

National supermarket chain Kroger (NYSE:KR) appears to be running off the playbook that says strong companies should leverage that strength to put even more distance between them and their rivals. In buying Harris Teeter (Nasdaq:HTSI), Kroger is not only buying a growing, high-quality grocery chain in the Mid-Atlantic, but also positioning itself to take advantage of even more leverage in purchasing, distribution, and logistics. Provided Kroger doesn't interfere with what made Harris Teeter stand out from the crowd, this looks like a deal with good long-term return prospects.

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