Kroger

FINANCE

Despite its store remodels slowing sales in the final months of the year, The Kroger Co.’s strong digital sales will enable the company’s second half financial results to match those achieved in the first half of 2018.

The supermarket giant is standing by its earnings per share guidance of $2.00 to $2.15 per diluted share as it heads into the last months of 2018. This guidance is also still in line with analysts’ forecasts.

However, the company expects its financial results of the second half of 2018 to be similar to those achieved in the first half of the year. While Kroger’s same-store sales increased 1.8% in the first half of the year, the…