By Aspen Anderson and Mary Murphy
Washington State Journal 

Ferguson sues to stop Kroger-Albertson merger

Local stores could be impacted


Last updated 1/18/2024 at 9:02am

OLYMPIA – Kroger and Albertsons claim a proposed merger worth $24.6 billion will result in better prices for grocery shoppers.

But many fear food prices will go up and jobs could be lost as the stores eliminate competition.

Kroger operates Fred Meyer stores; Albertsons operates both Safeway and Albertson stores, among others. Both firms have locations here and around the area. 

State Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit to stop the merger, which was announced in Seattle on Jan. 15. 

“Our job is to make sure there is a level playing field for Washington consumers and that mean...

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