Kroger-Albertsons Merger Update Divestiture Plan Announcement

July 9, 2024

To All UFCW 1428 Albertsons/Vons Members:
Today, Albertsons/Vons released a list of 485 stores (63 in California) that will potentially be divested and sold to C&S Wholesale Grocers if the Kroger merger is approved by a federal judge.
At this time there are no stores in Local 1428’s jurisdiction on the provided list.
Here are some key points to keep in mind as we navigate this lengthy process:
• The merger has not been approved.
• Hearings with a federal judge are scheduled for the end of July and into September to discuss the merger.
• UFCW reserves the right to utilize “Effects Bargaining” to negotiate on behalf of members.
• If the merger is approved, we expect the list to change.
•We also expect a list from Kroger on potentially impacted stores.
Please remember, all information related to the merger is fluid and can change based on the judge’s directives.
Please avoid spreading rumors, contact your Union Rep with any concerns, we are here to help with any questions you may have!
In Solidarity,
UFCW Local 1428

Click here to see CA stores as of July 9, 2024