ICLE on Kroger and Albertsons’ Combined Market Share

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An ICLE white paper on the proposed merger of Kroger and Albertsons was cited by National Review in a story about a potential Federal Trade Commission challenge of the merger. You can read the full piece here.

Although the merger would likely make Kroger-Albertsons the second-largest retail store after Walmart, its market share would still be far behind that of Walmart. According to data from Euromonitor, a London-based research and consultancy firm, the combined market share of Kroger (8.1 percent) and Albertsons (4.8 percent) added up to only 12.9 percent, approximately half the market share of Walmart (25.2 percent). Other sources, such as the International Center for Law and Economics (ICLE), estimate an even lower combined market share for Kroger and Albertsons.