ICLE on Albertsons/Kroger

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Cincinnati Business Courier – An ICLE white paper about the proposed merger of Kroger and Albertsons was mentioned in a news roundup from the Cincinnati Business Courier. You can read full piece here.

5) Kroger-Albertsons merger analysis says regulators should approve acquisition but might not

Kroger Co.’s planned $24.6 billion acquisition of Albertsons Cos. Inc. should get approval from antitrust regulators, a global think tank’s new analysis shows. But whether it will or not is another question. Analysts at the International Center for Law & Economics, a Portland, Ore.-based nonpartisan research center, say changes in the competitive landscape and the rise of e-commerce mean there’s no reason for regulators to reject the deal.