FTC asks Safeway for details on merger plans

KarimSaminaSan Jose Mercury News
Samina Karim, School of Management

The federal government has asked Safeway to hand over more information about its plans to merge with Albertsons and create a national supermarket conglomerate, marking the latest step in a thorny deal between two of the nation’s largest grocers…

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“If it has market power and that market power becomes too great, then that’s where the FTC will want them to divest.”

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