Kroger is a better managed company but they do not have stores where I live so I can't offer a comparison. I like WFM as a stock purchase but I am not a patron. It really is a marked up store for white collar shoppers, but this type of business has a place in the market. They have enough unique and interesting offerings to draw in the business. My yuppie friends love whole foods (seriously, they do. Some won't even step foot in Wegmans) Personally, I purchase groceries from Trader Joe's, Giant (Ahold), and Wegmans. Meat/poultry from a local butcher.
When English is the second language it almost always leads to disappointing CC's. Same with calling customer service for nearly any company.
I liked the CFO, but Abdi is tough to listen to. I can't see this guy speaking at a conference and commanding any sort of attention.
I am not sure. The Zacks downgrade from Neutral to Sell is what moved us into the $4 range this month. I suspect that some perceived the downward trend as an indicator that earnings will come in under expectations and thus kicked off some additional selling. I do not see anything which suggests that.