Grocer's billion-dollar bet

Is Kroger making a mistake with its acquisition of the regional supermarket chain Harris Teeter?

By Motley Fool Jul 9, 2013 2:50PM

Kroger (KR) is buying Harris Teeter (HTSI) for $2.5 billion, but is Kroger making a smart bet? With just over 200 locations, the Harris Teeter acquisition only expands Kroger's store count by 10%. 


Motley Fool analyst Jason Moser discusses the competitive landscape in the grocery business and how Kroger is caught between Whole Foods (WFM) and Wal-Mart (WMT). Even though shares of Kroger are rising on the news, Moser believes investors can do better than jump in today.


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