It looks as though the proposed merger between Kroger Co. and Fred Meyer Inc. is all over but the pouring of champagne. As was reported in last week's SN, the merger has been approved in two separate shareholders' meetings, as expected. Anything less than the overwhelming approval registered at the meetings would have come as a profound shock.
Now, it seems, there is little standing in the way of completion of the merger but for approval from the Federal Trade Commission. That's expec