By Editorial Board
Source: Chicago Sun-Times

We’re pleased that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general across the country are expected to join forces next week in a lawsuit to block the planned merger of supermarket giants Kroger and Albertsons.

Under a plan announced in 2022, Kroger would buy Albertsons for $24.6 billion. The combined companies would employ more than 700,000 people in nearly 5,000 stores nationwide.

In Chicago, Kroger, the nation’s largest supermarket chain, operates Mariano’s and Food 4 Less stores, while Albertsons, the country’s second-largest grocery chain, owns Jewel.

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