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

By Amy Schwartz

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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