Proposed Alaska grocery merger raises concerns for fragile food supply chain, distribution to Alaska


The proposed nation-wide merger between grocery giants Kroger, which owns Fred Meyer stores in Alaska, and Albertsons, which owns Carrs-Safeway stores, is drawing close attention from community and political leaders.

If the Federal Trade Commission approves the merger, which retail analysts say is likely, Kroger and Albertsons say they plan to sell 14 Carrs-Safeway stores in Alaska to gain FTC approval, the Anchorage Daily News has reported.

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