Supermarkets companies shares down at the close of trading

Markets Associated Press

Shares of some top supermarkets companies were down at the close of trading:

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Kroger fell $.75 or 1.5 percent, to $48.98.

Safeway fell $.35 or 1.0 percent, to $34.46.

Supervalu fell $.28 or 3.0 percent, to $9.17.

Whole Foods Market Inc. fell $.88 or 2.3 percent, to $38.23.