President John T. Niccollai
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT JOHN T. NICCOLLAI WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2023
KROGER-ALBERTSONS MERGER TALKS
Your Union has presented to the Companies, both through the International Union and the Local Union, a series of questions and concerns relating to this merger. Some of our questions have been answered, but most issues are awaiting action by the Federal Trade Commission.
As we know, in areas where Kroger and Albertsons are operating stores in close proximity to one another, the FTC can require the divestiture of some stores. UFCW Local 464A does not have that issue since we have no operating Kroger Stores in our jurisdiction. This issue, however, is of concern to our Brothers and Sisters in the Midwest and West Coast and we need input from the FTC and those affected Local Unions before we can make a correct decision for all our Kroger and Albertsons Brothers and Sisters.
As we also know, Albertsons owns and operates ACME and Kings Stores in our jurisdiction, which we have under contract.
We will continue to keep the membership informed as we get additional information.