Eric Fruits on the FTC’s Kroger/Albertsons Challenge

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ICLE Senior Scholar Eric Fruits was quoted extensively in a Supermarket News story about the Federal Trade Commission’s challenge of the proposed merger of Kroger and Albertsons. You can read the full piece here.

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”.

Unless somehow the lawsuit is put on an expedited timeline, Fruits sees it taking months to play out, and it could even spill into 2025.

“Typically, these things do take time,” he told Supermarket News. “This is going to be a pretty substantial case. I think pretty much from start to finish, if you lay out what’s going to have to be shown at trial, there’s just a lot of moving parts.”