Eric Fruits on Kroger’s New Divestiture Plan

ICLE Senior Scholar Eric Fruits was quoted by WCPO-9 television in Cincinnati in a story about Kroger and Albertsons’ updated divestiture plan to head off a challenge to their proposed merger from the Federal Trade Commission. You can read the full piece here.

“When they go to court, they can tell the judge, ‘Look, we had this divestiture deal. The FTC pushed back on it. We responded to that pushback. And so this is as good a deal as we could come up with and still have the merger work,’” said Eric Fruits, a senior scholar who has followed the Kroger-Albertsons merger for the International Center for Law and Economics in Portland.