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The U.S. is suing to block the $25 billion Kroger-Albertsons merger

Feb 26, 2024
The FTC says the combination would not only lead to higher consumer prices, but set back workers’ bargaining prospects.
The largest supermarket merger deal in U.S. history remains uncertain amid antitrust concerns.
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Amid scrutiny, Kroger and Albertsons say merger may take longer than planned

Jan 16, 2024
Washington state is suing to block the supermarket deal and the FTC and several state attorneys general have raised antitrust concerns.
The proposed Kroger-Albertsons combination has drawn pushback from the Federal Trade Commission and several state attorneys general over antitrust concerns.
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Rural towns fear Kroger-Albertsons merger will close stores and raise prices

May 2, 2023
The companies’ plans have drawn skepticism from trade unions, consumer advocate groups and Colorado's attorney general.
Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser speaks during a town hall meeting in Cañon City about the planned merger of Kroger and Albertsons. He said he may challenge the deal in court.
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How would a Kroger-Albertsons merger change grocery prices?

Oct 14, 2022
Kroger would become a bigger competitor against giants like Walmart, giving it more bargaining power over suppliers.
Though Kroger recently announced plans to buy Albertsons, it's unclear what that would mean for customers' grocery bills.
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Why mergers are as complicated as relationships

Aug 9, 2018
Companies date, some break up, others marry and try their odds.
Brass letters mark the entrance of the Tribune Tower. Much have the iconic building has been converted for residential purposes.
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