Spokane Kroger, Albertsons workers ratify contract

By Mark Hamstra Source: Supermarket News Grocery workers in Eastern Washington state have ratified a new, three-year contract that includes wage increases and other benefit improvements, and no increases to health care premiums or deductibles. The contract, which covers workers at Kroger- and Albertsons-owned stores in the Spokane area, was [...]

2024-05-08T08:51:48-07:00May 7th, 2024|Tags: , , , |

Will Kroger and Albertsons’ revised divestiture plan satisfy the FTC?

By Sam Silverstein Source: Grocery Dive Kroger and Albertsons’ newly revised divestiture plan with C&S Wholesale Grocers adds considerable heft to the retailers’ case that their proposed merger would not snuff out competition in the supermarket industry, analysts said. But whether the sweetened package will be enough to get the [...]

2024-05-06T08:33:52-07:00April 29th, 2024|Tags: , , , , |

Kroger, Albertsons Companies and C&S Wholesale Grocers, LLC Announce an Updated and Expanded Divestiture Plan

Source: Albertsons The Kroger Co. and Albertsons Companies Inc. announced today that they have amended their definitive agreement with C&S Wholesale Grocers, LLC (C&S) for the sale of assets in connection with their proposed merger previously announced on October 14, 2022. This amended package modifies and builds on the initial [...]

2024-04-23T09:26:34-07:00April 22nd, 2024|Tags: , , |

Kroger, Albertsons — still hoping to merge — agree to sell more stores to satisfy regulators

By Dee-Ann Durbin Source: Associated Press Supermarket chains Kroger and Albertsons said Monday they will sell more of their stores in an effort to quell the federal government’s concerns about their proposed merger. The companies now plan to sell 579 Kroger and Albertsons stores in markets where they overlap to [...]

2024-04-22T08:59:17-07:00April 22nd, 2024|Tags: , , |

Coalition Targets Supermarket Giants with Proposed Legislation to Safeguard Workers, Shoppers

By Geeta Pillai Source: BNN Breaking In a bold move that could reshape the U.S. grocery industry, a coalition comprising UFCW Local unions and Attorneys General from nine states has launched an initiative aimed at halting the proposed mega merger between supermarket behemoths Kroger and Albertsons. This action is rooted [...]

2024-04-01T08:16:16-07:00March 30th, 2024|Tags: , , , |

Do Kroger and Albertsons need to revise their divestiture deal with C&S?

By Catherine Douglas Moran Source: Grocery Dive As Kroger and Albertsons prepare to fight the Federal Trade Commission’s objections to their proposed mega-merger, the grocers have options to refine their plan to assuage regulators’ concerns. And the companies’ divestiture plan with C&S Wholesale Grocers is one key area analysts believe [...]

2024-04-01T08:09:54-07:00March 25th, 2024|Tags: , , , |

Kroger, Albertsons file pointed responses to FTC

By Mark Hamstra Source: Supermarket News Kroger and Albertsons both filed sharply worded comments this week asserting that the Federal Trade Commission defined the competitive retail and labor markets much too narrowly in its effort to block the retailers’ planned merger. Unlike their statements to the media after the FTC [...]

2024-03-15T08:32:15-07:00March 14th, 2024|Tags: , , |

Kroger-Albertsons Suit Wields Antitrust to Protect Union Workers

By Danielle Kaye Source: Bloomberg Law The US Federal Trade Commission’s challenge to Kroger Co.'s $24.6 billion acquisition of Albertsons Cos. tees up a new antitrust argument impacting labor markets: The deal would hurt competition among unionized grocery workers. The FTC’s emphasis on the effect on unions brings a fresh [...]

2024-02-29T16:24:13-08:00February 29th, 2024|Tags: , , , |
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