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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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The delivery-only method for Kroger comes with some risk, especially in such a competitive market.
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Kroger aims to boost growth by partnering with ghost kitchens

Sep 10, 2021
The grocery chain is teaming up with "restaurants" that only do delivery and take-out.
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Kroger ventures into prepared food delivery

Dec 5, 2019
The supermarket chain hopes to expand its customer base.
Kroger is trying to stay competitive with stores like Aldi and Amazon.
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Communities are creating their own solutions to food deserts

May 21, 2018
Kroger say it’s closing about 40 stores nationwide. Many are in neighborhoods the U.S. Department of Agriculture already calls food deserts. That’s a place where food is hard to get, either because it’s too  far away or it’s not affordable. Kroger says the closed stores weren’t making money. As communities that used to depend on […]

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Kroger tries to push more consumers to 'cage-free'

Sep 9, 2016
The company announced a new line of 'more affordable' eggs ahead of its earnings.
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Online grocery shopping could add growth to the cart

Jun 16, 2016
Kroger is expanding its ClickList feature as other retailers experiment, too.
Through Kroger's ClickList service, you can pick up groceries that you ordered online.
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Grocery chain Kroger banks on innovation

Mar 3, 2016
Kroger's earnings are expected to be a bright spot in the retail space.
An image from Main & Vine's Facebook page announces the opening of the store. It's an attempt by Kroger to move into the organic foods market.
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