AB Acquisition LLC, In the Matter of

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In the Matter of AB Acquisition LLC
FTC Matter/File Number:

131 0227

Docket Number:

C4424

Enforcement Type:

Part 2 Consents

Case Summary

According to the complaint, the proposed merger of Albertson’s and United is likely to reduce competition in local grocery markets within Amarillo and Wichita Falls, which would harm consumers through higher prices, lower quality and reduced service levels. To preserve competition in these markets, Albertson’s will sell its lone stores in Amarillo and Wichita Falls, Texas, to MAL Enterprises, Inc., which operates under the Lawrence Brothers IGA, Cash Saver and Save-A-Lot supermarket banners.