By Lucas Combos
Source: Patch

Kroger and Albertsons have unveiled hundreds of stores they plan to sell to secure federal approval for two of the nation’s largest grocery chains to complete a $25 billion mega merger.

The companies first announced an agreement for Kroger to acquire Albertsons in 2022, quickly drawing scrutiny from federal antitrust regulators. The combined company would own nearly 5,000 stores, thousands of pharmacies and fuel centers, and dozens of distribution centers and plants.

Kroger-owned brands in California include Ralphs and Food 4 Less. Albertsons is the parent company of Safeway, Vons and Pavilions.

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