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Colorado attorney general suing to block Kroger acquisition of Jewel-Osco parent company Alberson

Posted on AllSides February 15th, 2024
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The attorney general of Colorado filed a lawsuit after a yearlong investigation to block Kroger's $24.6 billion acquisition of Albertsons, the parent company of Jewel-Osco. Jewel-Osco operates stores across Chicagoland, including in Munster, Dyer, Crown Point and Chesterton in Northwest Indiana. Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser stood an interest in the case because Kroger has 148 King Soopers and City Market stores in Colorado and Albertsons has 105 Safeway and Albertsons stores in the Rocky Mountain state. The state alleges the merger would consolidate an already heavily concentrated market and...

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