Cincinnati, Ohio-based supermarket giant Kroger has reported earnings of US$0.48 per diluted share for the 16-week Q1 ended 25 May 2002. These results exclude restructuring charges associated with implementation of the previously announced Strategic Growth Plan, one-time items, and a charge from adopting FASB 142. On this basis, earnings per diluted share increased 26% over the first quarter of fiscal 2001.