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Lowest Debt-to-Capital Ratio in the Food Retail Industry Detected in Shares of Whole Foods Market (WFM, VLGEA, CASY, KR, IMKTA)

By Shiri Gupta

Below are the three companies in the Food Retail industry with the lowest Debt-to-Capital ratios. The debt-to-capital ratio is an important measure of how a company is financing its operations along with some insight into its financial strength, relative to other companies in its industry.

Whole Foods Market ranks lowest with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 1.7%. Village Super Market is next with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 15.2%. Casey's General Stores ranks third lowest with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 47.7%.

Kroger follows with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 65.7%, and Ingles Markets rounds out the bottom five with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 68.8%.

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