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USA Today has a story about how Kroger may be wining the nation’s grocery wars.

Here’s how it frames the story:

“Battered by a two-year price war and waging an expensive battle for superior home delivery, Kroger's profits have taken a hit. But it has steadily increased sales even as it cuts prices.

“New market share data shows Kroger getting traction in several of America's largest metro areas over the past two years … Some of the metro areas nabbing extra sales are where Kroger has added additional stores, such as Dallas where it increased its share 1.2%, and Phoenix, where it gained 3.9% market share. In Los Angeles, where Kroger has trimmed a few stores, it gained 2.3%. Each of these gains marks slightly bigger pieces of astronomically large pies, with tens and sometimes hundreds of millions of shifting shopper dollars.”

However, one analyst points out to USA Today that the competition is only going to become tougher, and that, for example, Amazon only has owned Whole Foods for just over a year: “Call us back when Amazon has fully implemented its strategy,” he says.
KC's View:
The thing about these battles and wars is that they’re never going to end, never going to be resolved. There will always be new battlefields and new hills to take, new weapons to employ, and new competitors.

Ulysses S. Grant once wrote that “the art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on. Little did he know.