On Oct. 14, 2022, Kroger announced it agreed to purchase Albertsons in a $24.6 billion supermarket merger that would have nationwide impacts on consumers, including in Colorado. Kroger operates 148 stores in Colorado under the King Soopers and City Market banners; and Albertsons operates 105 stores under the Safeway and Albertsons banners. The companies expect to finalize the merger in early 2024 if it is approved by state and federal regulators.
As authorized by state law, C.R.S. §§ 6-4-107, 6-4-111, the Colorado Department of Law is reviewing this proposed merger to ensure it is lawful, does not undermine competition, and is fair to consumers, workers, farmers, and suppliers.
Tell us what you think about the proposed grocery store merger
As part of the Department’s review, Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser is seeking public comment and consumer opinion on the merger. This includes collecting information regarding consumer needs to help evaluate the potential impact of the merger on Coloradans.