FTC NIXES KROGER'S WINN-DIXIE ACQUISTION

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The Federal Trade Commission said last week it filed a preliminary injunction to block Kroger Co., Cincinnati, from buying 74 supermarkets in Texas and Oklahoma from Winn-Dixie Stores, Jacksonville, Fla., a move that shows how federal regulators are increasingly concerned about maintaining competition in an industry that's undergone dramatic consolidation, analysts and antitrust

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The Federal Trade Commission said last week it filed a preliminary injunction to block Kroger Co., Cincinnati, from buying 74 supermarkets in Texas and Oklahoma from Winn-Dixie Stores, Jacksonville, Fla., a move that shows how federal regulators are increasingly concerned about maintaining competition in an industry that's undergone dramatic consolidation, analysts and antitrust attorneys told SN.

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