Analyst reaction to the Kroger (KR +0.9%) - Harris Teeter (HTSI +0.1%) merger continues to pour...

|About: Kroger Co. (KR)|By:, SA News Editor

Analyst reaction to the Kroger (KR +0.9%) - Harris Teeter (HTSI +0.1%) merger continues to pour in with the general consensus take seeing the combination as a positive. The increased exposure in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast should help Kroger meet or exceed its guidance on synergies while keeping the brands distinct should alleviate concerns from consumers that Harris Teeter stores - perceived as cleaner and more modern - will suffer.