The new trading week starts with grocers like Kroger (NYSE:KR) and Ingles Markets (NASDAQ:IMKTA) at the quarterly checkout line. Not long ago, cynical investors felt that conventional supermarket chains were toast. The organic chains and warehouse clubs were nibbling away at market share, and you had disruptive events like the labor strikes out in California. The industry may not be the picture of health these days, but the leading players are coasting along profitably. How profitably? Check in on Monday to find out.

I can't be the only one who misses the days when World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE:WWE) was the World Wresting Federation. Oh, how I miss the WWF. Thankfully, the company has lived through the name change -- and the XFL fiasco -- as it continues to resonate with viewers enamored by its larger-than-life grappler stories. Wall Street expects profits to dip to $0.13 a share for the quarter on Tuesday, after a heartier $0.17 per-share showing a year ago.

Retailers are already chiming in on how the important holiday season is going, and on Wednesday, it will be time for dELiA*s (NASDAQ:DLIA). The company should squeeze out a modest profit of a nickel a share for the previous quarter, but shareholders will be more interested in what the young-girl apparel-and-accessories specialist has to say about the current tell-tale quarter.

We can cash in our chips come Thursday when National Semiconductor (NYSE:NSM) reports. Wall Street figures that the company will earn $0.27 a share for the quarter. That would be less than the $0.32 per share than the company earned last year.

International banking seems to be the right way to cash out of the trading week. Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS) and Canada's Toronto Dominion Bank (NYSE:TD) report on Friday. Overall, it's a pretty light week on the earnings front, but that only gives you more time to get some early holiday shopping done.

Until next week, I remain,

Rick Munarriz

Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz recommends windshield wiper fluid when trying to look forward. He is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early. He does not own shares in any of the companies in this story. The Fool has a disclosure policy.