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

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 seven cities 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.

Type of Action
Administrative
Last Updated
FTC Matter/File Number
9910024
Docket Number
C-3917

Kroger Co., The, and The John C. Groub Company, Inc., In the Matter of

A final order settled charges stemming from Kroger Company's acquisition of The John C. Groub Company. The order requires the divestiture of three supermarkets in Columbus and Madison, Indiana to Roundy's, Inc., one of the largest food wholesalers in the United States.

Type of Action
Administrative
Last Updated
FTC Matter/File Number
9910041
Docket Number
C-3905

Albertson's, Inc., Locomotive Acquisition Corporation, Buttrey Food and Drug Store Company, and FS Equity Partners II, L.P

A consent order requires Albertson's to divest eight supermarkets in Montana and seven in Wyoming in order to settle FTC charges and maintain competitive grocery pricing in 11 communities following its acquisition of the Buttrey Food and Drug Store Company. Under the consent agreement, 13 of the supermarkets would be sold to Smith's Food and Drug Centers, Inc. and two supermarkets would be sold to Supervalu Holdings, Inc.

Type of Action
Administrative
Last Updated
FTC Matter/File Number
9810134
Docket Number
C-3838

Jitney-Jungle Stores of America, Inc.; Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co., L.P.; et al., In the Matter of

Final order settles allegations that Jitney-Jungle's acquisition of Delchamps, Inc. would substantially reduce competition among supermarket stores in the areas of Gulfport- Biloxi, Hattiesburg and Vicksburg, Mississippi. The consent order requires the divestiture of 10 supermarkets to Supervalu, Inc.

Type of Action
Administrative
Last Updated
FTC Matter/File Number
9710093
Docket Number
C-3784

Koninklijke Ahold NV, and Ahold USA, Inc., In the Matter of

Consent order settles charges that the acquisition of The Stop & Shop Companies, Inc. would substantially reduce supermarket competition in 14 communities in New England. The order requires the divestiture of 30 supermarkets within 30 days to buyers who would operate the stores in competition with Ahold's "Edwards" supermarket chain.

Type of Action
Administrative
Last Updated
FTC Matter/File Number
9610052
Docket Number
C-3687
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New toolkit for retailers to help stop gift card scams

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In many ways, gift cards ushered in a win-win era. Better gift-giving (and getting) for consumers and increased sales for retailers. But leave it to scammers to try to mess up a good thing. According...