The Kroger Management Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

The Kroger (KR)

Q2 2012 Earnings Call

September 07, 2012 10:00 am ET

Executives

Cindy Holmes - Director of Investor Relations

David B. Dillon - Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Member of Proxy Committee

W. Rodney McMullen - President, Chief Operating Officer and Director

J. Michael Schlotman - Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President

Analysts

Deborah L. Weinswig - Citigroup Inc, Research Division

John Heinbockel - Guggenheim Securities, LLC, Research Division

Charles X. Grom - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division

Meredith Adler - Barclays Capital, Research Division

Edward J. Kelly - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division

Karen F. Short - BMO Capital Markets U.S.

Brian Cullinane - Jefferies & Company, Inc., Research Division

Robert F. Ohmes - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division

Mark Wiltamuth - Morgan Stanley, Research Division

Charles Edward Cerankosky - Northcoast Research

Stephen W. Grambling - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division

Presentation

Operator

Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Second Quarter 2012 The Kroger Co. Earnings Conference Call. My name is Janeda, and I will be your operator for today. [Operator Instructions] Later we will conduct a question-and-answer session. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, this conference is being recorded for replay purposes. I would now like to turn the conference over to Ms. Cindy Holmes, Director of Investor Relations. Please proceed.

Cindy Holmes

Thank you, Janeda. Good morning, and thank you for joining us. Before we begin, I want to remind you that today's discussion will include forward-looking statements. We want to caution you that such statements are predictions, and actual events or results can differ materially. A detailed discussion of the many factors that we believe may have a material effect on our business on an ongoing basis is contained in our SEC filings, but Kroger assumes no obligation to update that information.

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