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Kroger, Albertsons CEOs Will Testify Before Senate About Merger

  • Senators have ‘serious concerns’ about $24.6 billion merger
  • Hearing will focus on potential anti-competitive effects
Rodney McMullen, chairman and chief executive officer of Kroger Co., participates in a panel discussion during the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., on Monday, May 2, 2022. 

Rodney McMullen, chairman and chief executive officer of Kroger Co., participates in a panel discussion during the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., on Monday, May 2, 2022. 

Photographer: Lauren Justice/Bloomberg

The chief executive officers of Kroger Co. and Albertsons Cos. will testify before the Senate on Tuesday about their companies’ proposed $24.6 billion merger. 

The hearing will focus on Kroger’s planned takeover of Albertsons, a significant merger that skeptical lawmakers say could reduce competition among supermarkets.