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Kroger first announced its plans to buy Albertsons in October 2022. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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FTC and 9 states sue to block Kroger-Albertsons supermarket merger

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Washington's attorney general has sued to stop Kroger from merging with Albertsons and creating a grocery-store colossus. Here, a Kroger in Flowood, Mississippi operates a gas station and a pharmacy. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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Will the feds block a grocery megamerger? Kroger and Albertsons will soon find out

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A customer exits a Kroger grocery store on Sept. 9 in Houston, Tx. Brandon Bell/Getty Images hide caption

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Kroger and Albertsons plan merger to combine 2 largest supermarket chains

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The Kroger grocery store chain will close two of its stores in Long Beach, Calif., following a mandatory pay raise instituted by the Long Beach City Council last month. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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Kroger and the food workers union want grocery staff to be designated as first responders in the coronavirus pandemic. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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