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: , , , |

US sues to block merger of grocery giants Kroger and Albertsons, saying it could push prices higher

By Dee-Ann Durbin Source: Associated Press The Federal Trade Commission sued to block a proposed merger between grocery giants Kroger and Albertsons, saying the $24.6 billion deal would eliminate competition and lead to higher prices for millions of Americans. The FTC filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Oregon [...]

2024-02-26T11:40:09-08:00February 26th, 2024|Tags: , , , |

8 trends that will shape the grocery industry in 2024

By Jeff Wells Source: Grocery Dive When examining the grocery industry’s prospects in 2024, it’s hard to overstate the significance of the Kroger-Albertsons merger.  If the Federal Trade Commission allows the $24.6 billion deal to proceed — or if the grocer prevails in federal court over a challenge from the agency [...]

2024-01-15T14:29:14-08:00January 9th, 2024|Tags: , |
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