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Kroger’s 10 billion meal donation by 2030: Fighting hunger together

- General News
As part of its bold Zero Hunger Zero Waste plan, The Kroger Co. announced today that, upon completion of the merger with Albertsons Cos., the combined company will donate 10 billion meals by 2030 to feed people struggling with hunger.

Teamsters oppose Kroger-Albertsons merger

- Retail
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is formally opposing the merger of The Kroger Company and Albertsons Companies, Inc. currently under review at the Federal Trade Commission.

Amazon and the antitrust artillery

- Analysis
I’ve been a member of the Authors Guild since 1999. Recently over lunch I was reading an article by Umair Kazi in the spring 2023 Authors Guild Bulletin. It talks about a merger between major publishing companies—Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster—that was disallowed by the Justice Department, leading to a legal case (US vs. Bertelsmann) that ruled against the merger in November 2022.

Kroger, Albertsons, and the Amazon fiasco

- Featured
Insider has run an article suggesting that Amazon could buy the supermarkets of which a combined Kroger-Albertsons chain would have to divest itself if its proposed merger is approved.

Kroger, Albertsons, and Lina Khan

- Analysis
I don’t read too many articles in the Harvard Law & Policy Review, but I read this one. It is entitled “Market Power and Inequality: The Antitrust Counterrevolution and Its Discontents,” by Lina Khan and Sandeep Vaheesan.

Amazon and the Kroger-Albertsons merger

- Analysis
Writing in Retail Wire, George Anderson discusses the proposed Kroger-Albertsons merger. If it is approved by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the new megachain would be required to divest at least 250-300 stores to satisfy antitrust provisions.

The retail merger’s enemy list expands

- Analysis
The proposed merger between retail grocery giants Kroger and Albertsons is acquiring an extensive collection of enemies.

Kroger-Albertsons divestitures come into focus

- Retail

A combined Kroger Co. and Albertsons could divest 250 to 300 stores, though Kroger has mentioned …