Safeway-Albertson’s Merger Gets Final OK


     WASHINGTON (CN) – The FTC gave final approval to the $9.2 billion merger of Safeway and Albertson’s; the new company will have to divest 168 stores in eight states.
     Sixty-seven of the stores to be sold are in California, 26 in Arizona. Other stores to be sold are in Montana (4), Nevada (7), Oregon (20), Texas (12), Washington (25) and Wyoming (4).
     A list of specific stores and the terms of the approval are given in the 38-page order. (Click icon on home page.)

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