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Washington attorney general on suing to block Kroger-Albertsons merger

A Kroger grocery store is seen on Sept. 09, 2022 in Houston, Texas. (Brandon Bell/Getty Images)
A Kroger grocery store is seen on Sept. 09, 2022 in Houston, Texas. (Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

The state of Washington is suing to stop the takeover of Albertsons — the owner of Safeway, Acme and Tom Thumb — by rival Kroger, which already has chains including Fred Meyer, Ralphs and King Soopers.

The state’s Attorney General Bob Ferguson argues that the merger would severely impact Washingtonians. More than 50% of people in the state shop at one or the other of the stores. He joins host Scott Tong for more on his case.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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