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August 9, 2012 4:30 PM ET
Ed Kitz – IR
Bob Mariano – Chairman and CEO
Darren Karst – CFO
Scott Mushkin – Jefferies
Edward Kelly – Credit Suisse
Andrew Wolf – BB&T
Jason – Robert Baird
Karen Short – BMO Capital
Good afternoon, and welcome to the Roundy’s Second Quarter Fiscal 2012 Earnings Call. All participants are in a listen-only until the question-and-answer session. (Operator Instructions) This conference is being recorded at the request of Roundy’s, and if anyone have any objections, you may disconnect at this time.
I would now like to turn the call over to Mr. Ed Kitz. Thank you. You may begin.
Thank you, Kim, and good afternoon, everyone. Welcome to Roundy’s second quarter earnings conference call. On the call with me today are Bob Mariano, our Chairman, and CEO, and Darren Karst, our CFO.
By now everyone should have had access to our second quarter fiscal earnings release, which went out at about four o’clock Eastern Time today. If you have not received the release, it’s available on our website in the Investor Relations section at www.www.roundys.com. The call is being webcast, and a replay will be available on the company’s website as well.
Before we begin, we would like to remind everyone that the prepared remarks contain forward-looking statements, and management may make additional forward-looking statements in response to your questions. These statements do not guarantee future performance and therefore undue reliance should not be placed on them.
We refer all of you to the risk factors contained in Roundy’s press release issued today, and the company’s annual Report on Form 10-K for fiscal 2011, our quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the first quarter of 2012, and any other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.