The two biggest grocery companies, Kroger and Albertsons, want to merge.

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With over 2,700 shops and 420,000 workers, Kroger operates more supermarkets than any other company in the United States.

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With over 2,300 shops, Albertsons is the second-largest grocery chain in the nation.

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They cross paths in a number of marketplaces, mostly in the west of the nation.

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375 locations would be spun off into a different firm as part of their partnership.

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Megadeals have been opposed by antitrust enforcers in the Biden administration because to their significant negative effects on competition.

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Recently, various legal battles involving efforts to stop mergers by competition authorities ended in defeat.

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If the FTC chooses to fight the contract in court, it does not necessarily follow that it will win.

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