ICLE on the Merger of Kroger and Albertsons

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

History says the $24.6 billion Kroger, Albertsons merger should survive any lawsuit, ultimately getting the stamp of approval from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), according to a new report.

A white paper recently released by the International Center for Law & Economics, titled “Food-Retail Competition, Antitrust Law, and the Kroger/Albertsons merger,” says the only supermarket merger that has been challenged in court since American Store’s acquisition of Lucky Stores in 1988 is the Whole Foods/Wild Oats merger in 2007.