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Comment: Kroger-Albertsons merger seen as a test for US FTC vetting data in mergers

By Madeline Hughes and Flavia Fortes
  • 11 Nov 2022 23:21
  • 11 Nov 2022 23:21
Kroger and Albertsons’ proposed merger will create a huge collection of consumer data that will test the bounds of how the US Federal Trade Commission reviews such an asset.
That data comes from every entry of a phone number or swipe of a card for rewards programs, which have become

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Madeline Hughes


Madeline is a data privacy and security reporter based in Washington, DC. She got her start in journalism in local news, covering anything and everything in Maryland, Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts before coming to DC to report on tech.

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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