SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report: December 5, 2006
(Date of earliest event reported)
THE KROGER CO.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|An Ohio Corporation||No. 1-303||31-0345740|
|(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)||(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer Number)|
1014 Vine Street Cincinnati, OH 45201
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrants telephone number: (513) 762-4000
|p||Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)|
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Section 2Financial Information
|Item 2.02.||Results of Operations and Financial Condition.|
|On December 5, 2006, the Company released its earnings for third quarter 2006. Attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1, and filed herewith, is the text of that release.|
Section 9Financial Statements and Exhibits
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Earnings release for third quarter 2006, filed herewith.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|THE KROGER CO.|
|December 5, 2006||By:||/s/ Paul Heldman|
|Executive Vice President,|
|Secretary and General Counsel|
|99.1||Earnings release for third quarter 2006, filed herewith.|