Kroger has proposed a sale of six Harris Teeter areas within the D.C. space as a part of its $24.6 billion merger with Albertsons.

Kroger and Albertsons have launched a last record of the tons of of grocery shops they plan to divest as a part of their $24.6 billion merger, regardless of the authorized challenges and union opposition they face.

The shops proposed on the market embody six Harris Teeter areas within the D.C. space — in Germantown and Olney in Maryland; Alexandria, Arlington and Purcellville in Virginia; and in D.C.’s Navy Yard. Kroger owns Harris Teeter and Albertsons owns Safeway, however no Safeway shops within the D.C. area have been on the divestiture record, which incorporates nearly 580 shops in 19 states.

Should the merger be permitted, C&S Wholesale Grocers, the guardian firm of the Piggly Wiggly grocery retailer chain, has agreed to amass the divested shops.

All three shops have mentioned no shops could be closed on account of the merger, no jobs could be lower and all collective bargaining agreements could be honored.

The United Food and Commercial Workers Union, which opposes the merger, issued an announcement.

“Today’s announcement modifications nothing. The merger is just not a accomplished deal, removed from it,” the assertion mentioned. “We stay centered on stopping the proposed megamerger for a similar causes now we have acknowledged because it was introduced 20 months in the past.”

UFCW locals contend the merger would hurt employees, customers, suppliers and communities.

Combined, Kroger and Albertsons function greater than 5,000 shops, underneath their namesakes and others together with Ralphs, Acme and Jewel-Osco. Albertsons additionally owns Balducci’s Food Lovers Market.

In addition to Piggly Wiggly, C&S Wholesale operates the Grand Union grocery store chain, wholesale operations and owns private-label retailer manufacturers.

A Federal Trade Commission grievance aimed toward blocking the deal alleges it might hurt shoppers by eliminating competitors of costs and high quality, and provides the businesses elevated leverage of worker wages and advantages. The merger has additionally been challenged by courts in Oregon and Colorado.

Here is an inventory of proposed Harris Teeter divestitures in Maryland, Virginia and D.C.:


  • 14101 Darnestown Road, Germantown
  • 18169 Town Center Drive, Olney
  • 10125 Ward Road, Dunkirk
  • 28528 Marlboro Avenue, Easton


  • 735 N Saint Asaph Street, Alexandria
  • 2425 N Harrison Street, Arlington
  • 105 Purcellville Gateway Drive, Purcellville


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