Albertson's, Inc. and American Stores Company

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In the Matter of Albertson's, Inc. and American Stores Company
FTC Matter/File Number:

9810339

Docket Number:

C-3986

Enforcement Type:

Part 2 Consents

Case Summary

The final order, modified after the public comment period, does not require the divestiture of a Lucky (American Stores Company) store in Lompoc, California to Ralph's. Albertson's Inc. agreed to divest 104 supermarkets and American Stores Company agreed to divest 40 supermarkets to settle charges that Albertson's acquisition of American Stores raises antitrust concerns in 57 markets in California, Nevada and New Mexico. The divestiture agreement is the largest retail divestiture of supermarkets ever required by the Commission.