Mergers and acquisitions


McMullen: Kroger-Albertsons merger on track to close early next year

Supermarket giant attains “substantial compliance” with second information request from FTC on the $24.6 billion deal.


Q&A: Ahold Delhaize CEO Frans Muller eyes seamless ‘customer journeys’

Company’s omnichannel formula builds brand loyalty and wallet share with today’s in-store, online and value-focused shoppers, the global food retail veteran said.

The New York-based grocery retailer is looking to expand its local fleet of Market 32 stores in the area.

The Chicago-based upscale food retail brands are creating a new entity, Outfox Hospitality, as part of the merger. Foxtrot CEO Liz Williams will helm the group.

Fresh Perspectives: Compliance with FTC information request reportedly wrapping up, turning the grocery industry’s eyes toward the targeted early 2024 closing date.

Customers can now order Blue Apron meal kits in virtual food hall concept Wonder’s app for pickup and delivery.

The regional grocer said the move will enable it to focus on growing its grocery business.

The convenience-store retailer's deal follows the sale of Douglass Distributing’s wholesale business to Offen Petroleum.

The deal, expected to close by the end of the month, was a “difficult decision” but one that will enable Ahold Delhaize USA to focus on its omnichannel business, CEO JJ Fleeman said.

Fresh Perspectives: Sting from 2015 Albertsons-Safeway deal and ensuing Haggen debacle evident in public session hosted by Colorado AG Phil Weiser.

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