FedEx Marches to Its Own Beat on Pension De-risking
Rather than jump on the bandwagon of lump-sum payouts, FedEx continues to donate more to its U.S. pension plans than is required to fund future liabilities.
Why Amazon’s Stock Isn’t as Great as You Think
For CFOs wanting to understand investor behavior, here's an argument that Jeff Bezos is human, after all, and Amazon can't defy basic economic principles.
Accelerated Share Repurchases Help Execs, Not Investors
The increasingly popular method of buying back shares creates an immediate EPS boost that serves to help managers secure bonuses, study suggests.
Kroger Shares Soar on Big Q1 Earnings Beat
The grocery store chain says its Restock Kroger plan has gotten off to a "fantastic start," with digital sales, a key focus, up 66% in the first quarter.
Kroger Profit Slips 8% Amid Discounting War
Same-store sales were up 0.7% in Q2 and Kroger's price cuts "have helped the grocer grow its market share in a very competitive environment."
Kroger to Contribute up to $1B to Pension Plan
The contribution will "significantly address" the underfunding of the plan, which, as of Dec. 31, had a funding ratio of 75.8%.
Grocery CFO Battles Food-Price Deflation
Warehouse club-style retailer Smart & Final makes up for deflationary pricing's effect on EBITDA by boosting volume with new store openings.
Kroger Earnings Hit by Food Price Deflation
The supermarket chain's CEO says it is in the middle of a deflationary cycle "right now and it's not fun."
Kroger Expands in Midwest With Roundy’s Deal
The $178 million transaction continues Kroger's strategy of acquiring regional supermarket chains to further growth.