• Supermarket chain also has been seen as buyer of Boxed.com
  • Overstock CEO has said that he wants to focus on blockchain

Overstock.com Inc. gained as much as 4.5 percent on speculation that supermarket giant Kroger Co. might acquire the e-commerce company.

The New York Post reported on Friday that the grocery chain may be eyeing a deal with Overstock, citing unidentified sources. Overstock Chief Executive Officer Patrick Byrne said in December that selling the e-commerce business to…