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1 Grocer's Billion-Dollar Bet

Kroger (NYSE: KR  ) is buying Harris Teeter for $2.5 billion, but is Kroger making a smart bet? With only 200 locations, Harris Teeter expands Kroger's store count by just 10%. Motley Fool analyst Jason Moser discusses the competitive landscape in the grocery business and how Kroger is caught between Whole Foods (NASDAQ: WFM  ) and Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT  ) . Although shares of Kroger rose on the news, Jason believes investors can do better than jumping in today.

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