Colorado Sues to Stop $25 Billion Kroger-Albertsons Merger

February 16, 2024 Mike Scarcella, Reuters

Colorado’s attorney general filed a lawsuit on Wednesday seeking to block Kroger’s proposed $25 billion acquisition of rival supermarket chain Albertsons (ACI.N), opens new tab, saying consumers would be hurt, as the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and other states continue to scrutinize the deal.

Kroger, Albertsons and C&S Statement on Merger Timeline to Close

January 18, 2024 The Kroger Co.

“We remain in active and ongoing dialogue with the Federal Trade Commission and individual state Attorneys General regarding our proposed merger and divestiture plan.”

Top State Official Signs Letter Urging Regulators to Deny Kroger-Albertsons Merger

New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver last week signed a letter with six other secretaries of state rejecting the $24.6 billion deal — a move that, if approved, will mean the combined companies will control nearly a quarter of the national food retail market.

These Senators are Pushing Back on the $25 Billion Kroger-Albertsons Merger

Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts on Wednesday called on the Federal Trade Commission to block the deal. “More mergers and less competition would mean even higher prices—and layoffs for employees,” Warren said on Twitter.

United Fresh, PMA Name Senior Management Team for New Association

June 4, 2021 PMA / United Fresh

Future Co-CEOs Cathy Burns of PMA and Tom Stenzel of United Fresh have named seven current association staff leaders as the senior management team for the new combined association to be launched January 1, 2022.