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• Kroger Co. reported that its fourth quarter profit was up 36 percent to $384.8 million, from $282.1 million during the same period a year ago. Q4 revenue grew 15 percent to $16.86 billion from $14.72 billion a year ago, with same-store sales up 5.9 percent.

For the full year, Kroger’s profits rose 16 percent, to $1.11 billion, compared with $958 million last year. Annual sales increased 9 percent to $66.1 billion, from $60.6 billion in fiscal 2005. Same-store sales were up 6.4 percent.
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