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LANDOVER, Md. (July 9, 2024) – Today, a coalition of United Food & Commercial Workers local unions made the following statement after Kroger and Albertsons released a specific list of possible stores the companies are planning to divest to C&S Wholesale Grocers in the event the mega-merger of the two companies is approved:

“Today’s announcement changes nothing. The merger is not a done deal, far from it. We remain focused on stopping the proposed mega-merger for the same reasons we have stated since it was first announced over 20 months ago — because we know it would harm workers, it would harm shoppers, it would harm suppliers and communities, and it is illegal. The merger proposal was rejected in January and February by the Attorneys General from the states of Colorado and Washington and the Federal Trade Commission. We applaud their actions. They have been in possession of this proposed divestiture list, made public today by the companies, for months and that did not change their opposition to the proposed merger. These legal challenges to the proposed merger are moving forward with hearings beginning at the end of July and scheduled to go through September.”

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