Company Description (as filed with the SEC)
Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc. (the "Company"), through its primary subsidiary Harris Teeter, Inc. ("Harris Teeter"), operates a regional chain of supermarkets in eight states primarily in the southeastern and mid-Atlantic United States, and the District of Columbia. Until November 7, 2011, the Company was also engaged in the manufacturing and distribution of industrial sewing thread through its American & Efird business ("A&E"). Pursuant to the authorization granted by its shareholders at the 2012 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and by the Company's board of directors, the Company filed Articles of Amendment to the Company's Restated Articles of Incorporation to change the name of the Company from "Ruddick Corporation" to "Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc." The name change became effective on April 2, 2012. ... More ...