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SN Top 10: Kroger, Albertsons, Grocery Outlet top the week’s headlines

In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, the top story was The FTC-Kroger, Albertsons fight could be long and complicated. The lawsuit filed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against the $24.6 billion Kroger, Albertsons merger could take months to play out and could have multiple outcomes. That is the stance of Eric Fruits. Fruits is senior scholar at the International Center for Law and Economics and co-author of the white paper titled, “Food-Retail Competition, Antitrust Law, and the Kroger/Albertsons Merger”.

Other top stories:

  • Grocery Outlet plans to open up to 60 stores in 2024
  • FTC files lawsuit to stop Kroger, Albertsons merger
  • Kroger workers authorize strike in West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio
  • 5 things: Walgreens' weight problem

In other news, Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee will have the opportunity to consider a new measure to protect grocery workers if the $24.6 billion Kroger, Albertsons merger is approved. If the deal receives the green light, 413 Kroger and Albertsons stores will be sold to C&S Wholesale Grocers. The state of Washington has 107 locations that would be impacted.

More top stories:

  • Kroger lets downtown Cincinnati lease lapse
  • Walmart settles weight fruit lawsuit for $45M
  • Family Dollar to pay over $41M in fines due to poor conditions at distribution center
  • Private label brands achieved record success in 2023
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