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Kroger, Albertsons confirm merger plans

Kroger, Albertsons confirm merger plans

CINCINNATI  — Kroger Co. and Albertsons Cos. on Friday confirmed that they planned to merge, formally announcing a $25 billion deal that would combine the nation’s two largest supermarket operators into a single company that operates 4,996 stores, 66 distribution centers, 52 manufacturing plants, 3,972 pharmacies and 2,015 fuel centers. The combined company will operate

Walgreens, Alliance Boots close merger

Walgreens, Alliance Boots close merger

DEERFIELD, Ill. – As expected, Walgreen Co. and Alliance Boots GmbH have finalized the second step of their two-part merger agreement following Walgreens shareholders’ approval earlier this week. Coming just before the new year, the completion of the deal announced in 2012 reorganizes Walgreens into a subsidiary of a new holding company, Walgreens Boots Alliance

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