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Is Retail Grocery Heading Toward a Final Showdown?

August 23, 2023

The Kroger-Albertsons merger is estimated to have a 75% chance of being completed, as reported by WCPO 9. If this merger is fully approved, Kroger and Albertsons would control approximately a quarter of the food retail market in the United States alone.

In light of this, “the secretaries of states from Colorado, Arizona, Maine, Minnesota, New Mexico, Rhode Island, and Vermont wrote Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan asking the agency to stop the merger,” according to Supermarket News. This continued disapproval of the merger comes even after U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco dismissed an antitrust consumer lawsuit that challenged the $25 billion bid by Kroger to acquire Albertsons, as reported by Reuters.

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