A merger between Kroger Co. and Albertsons Cos. makes sense operationally but could be tough to get regulatory approval, analysts said.
Kroger (NYSE: KR) has 9.9% of the national grocery market share to rank second nationally, according to data and consumer insights provider Numerator. Albertsons (NYSE: ACI) ranks fourth at 5.7%. Walmart is the leader with 20.9%.
But regulators would look at individual markets. There’s plenty of overlap in certain areas, particularly in the West in areas such…
Source: The Business Journal
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