Kroger launched a fuel promotion, offering customers 10 cents off per gallon of gas for every $100 spent in a Kroger banner. If shoppers use their loyalty cards, they are eligible for further discounts.
On March 2, the Federal Reserve will begin filling orders for the new $10 bill, which will be colored in red, orange and yellow, as well as traditional green. The $100 bill is expected to be redesigned in 2007.
Supermarket chains that can't afford to compete on price could see success by responding to regional tastes, according to Darrell Rigby, head of Bain & Co.'s global retail practice. Rigby cites Texas-based H.E. Butt Grocery Co. as being particularly in touch with its customer base.