ICLE on the Kroger-Albertsons Merger

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Blue Book Services – An ICLE white paper about the proposed merger of Kroger and Albertsons was the subject of a story in Blue Book Services. You can read full piece here.

The proposed merger of the Kroger and Albertsons retail grocery chains is the subject of a recent white paper issued by the International Center for Law and Economics in Portland, OR.

The paper argues on behalf of the merger and against Federal Trade Commission (FTC) policies that would block it.

“Attempting to block this transaction would go against the analytical framework the FTC has historically used to evaluate similar transactions, as well as the agency’s historical precedent of accepting divestures as a remedy to address localized problems where they arise,” says the paper.