Kroger buying Albertsons/Safeway in $24.6B deal, faces antitrust test

In this June 26, 2019, file photo a customer exits a Kroger fueling center in Flowood, Miss. Two of the nation’s largest grocers have agreed to merge in a deal that would help them better compete with Walmart, Amazon and other major companies that have stepped into the grocery business. Kroger on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022 bid $20 billion for Albertsons Companies Inc., or $34.10 per share. ( Rogelio V. Solis, AP File)

In this June 26, 2019, file photo a customer exits a Kroger fueling center in Flowood, Miss. Two of the nation’s largest grocers have agreed to merge in a deal that would help them better compete with Walmart, Amazon and other major companies that have stepped into the grocery business. Kroger on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022 bid $20 billion for Albertsons Companies Inc., or $34.10 per share. ( Rogelio V. Solis, AP File)

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