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According to the Washington Post, Kroger and Albertsons are putting together a merger deal that could pose a competitive threat to Walmart and other grocery chains, as a major industry consolidation. 


  1. Do you think that the merger will result in lower or higher prices for consumers?
  2. What types of issues is the FTC concerned about in this merger?
  3. After the merger, will Kroger be as large as Walmart?
  4. What is the SpinCo store?


Lehman, R. (2022). Kroger says it will buy Albertsons, creating grocery empire. The Washington Post, Oct. 14 (Retrievable online at