Kroger Co., The, and Fred Meyer, Inc., In the Matter of

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In the Matter of The Kroger Co. and Fred Meyer, Inc.
FTC Matter/File Number:

9910024

Docket Number:

C-3917

Enforcement Type:

Part 2 Consents

Case Summary

Final order requires Kroger and Fred Meyer Stores, Inc. to divest eight supermarkets to settle charges that the acquisition of Fred Meyer would increase concentration and decrease competition in Arizona, Wyoming, and Utah. Under terms of the order, two Smith's Food & Drug Centers will be sold to Nash-Finch Company; one "City Market" will be sold to Albertson's Inc.; and five supermarkets (two "City Markets"; two Fry's, and one Smith's) will be sold to Fleming Companies, Inc.