Get ready for another big week of earnings. On Wednesday, you have Krispy Kreme
On Friday, it's Apollo Group
Yet, all this might pale in the presence of Kroger
Shares of all three have climbed over the past year, but there is no denying that the strike crimped earnings in the near term, while the longer-term ramifications of a muddied labor battle remain to be seen. Companies like Whole Foods Market
Supermarket stocks used to be dependable all-weather producers. Investors sacrificed profit margins in exchange for steady performance in good times and bad. However, as Wal-Mart
Kroger and Albertson's may have survived one battle, but the war wages on.
Can the traditional supermarket chain be saved? Where have you been doing your grocery shopping these days? What do natural food stores, warehouse clubs, and big-box discount department stores offer that the old-school players can't? More importantly, have you thought about what you're making for dinner tonight? All this and more -- in the Recipes discussion board. Only on Fool.com.
Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz enjoys food. How else do you think he became TMF Edible? He does not own shares in any companies mentioned in this story.