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Comment: Kroger, Albertsons divestiture proposal is ambitious, but other issues could come into play

By Flavia Fortes
  • 19 Oct 2022 21:56
  • 19 Oct 2022 21:56
A plan by Kroger and Albertsons to divest 100 to 375 stores to allay competition concerns about their proposed $24.6 billion deal is ambitious, given that no other grocery deal involved this level of divestitures.

While these types of deals are usually resolved with the sale of overlapping stores in small geographical

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Flavia Fortes

Global Head of Mergers


Flavia writes about merger control, antitrust enforcement and litigation in the U.S. and Brazil. Before joining MLex, Flavia worked as an Antitrust Consultant in the Federal Trade Commission's Office of International Affairs and as a Research Fellow for the American Antitrust Institute. She has written on the intersection of antitrust law and intellectual property law in technology-driven and innovative markets.

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