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Wal-Mart to acquire Kroger, Albertsons & Safeway

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Derek

Garden Grove, CA

#1 Nov 16, 2006
Wal-Mart Stores announced that the company will acquire three largest grocery retailers in the United States:"Kroger, Albertsons & Safeway", around early 2007. By the start of next year, Wal-Mart will shut down 3,000 Kroger, Albertsons & Safeway grocery stores in the United States for renovation, and will be converted into their 24-hour "Wal-Mart Supercenter" concept within the next two to four years. 3,000 more Kroger, Albertsons & Safeway grocery stores will also be shut down for renovation, and will be converted into regional grocery store chains in the United States.

The following store features in 3,000 new Wal-Mart stores in the United States are:

* RETAIL CENTER - 36 expanded discount general merchandise departments
* FOOD CENTER - A full-line grocery department with meat and poultry, baked goods, delicatessen, frozen foods, dairy products, garden produce, and fresh seafood
* Video rental by either Movie Gallery or Hollywood Video
* A branch from a local bank in the area
* A one-hour photo processing lab
* A family fun center
* A portrait studio
* An eye-care place
* Hair and nail salons
* McDonald's restaurant
* Wal-Mart Connect Center
* Wal-Mart Vision Center
* Wal-Mart Tire & Lube Express

By the end of 2010, there will be no more Kroger, Albertsons & Safeway grocery stores. Instead, there will be just more than 6,000 24-hour Wal-Mart Supercenters in the United States, which combine expanded Wal-Mart Discount Stores with full-line grocery departments - commonly known as either "big-box stores" or "hypermarkets".
Ky Tornado

Lexington, KY

#2 Nov 16, 2006
Where did you get this information?

I have heard before about Albertsons, and Jewels, Osco...But this is the first I heard Krogers in it.

Truthfully, I can't see Krogers..

But I'd appreciate a link or a website that you found this from.
Someone in USA

AOL

#3 Nov 17, 2006
Ky Tornado

Crestwood, KY

#4 Nov 17, 2006
Someone in USA wrote:
I couldn't imagine it being true....

Thank you.:)
Jeff

Marietta, GA

#5 Nov 17, 2006
Derek wrote:
Wal-Mart Stores announced that the company will acquire three largest grocery retailers in the United States:"Kroger, Albertsons & Safeway", around early 2007. By the start of next year, Wal-Mart will shut down 3,000 Kroger, Albertsons & Safeway grocery stores in the United States for renovation, and will be converted into their 24-hour "Wal-Mart Supercenter" concept within the next two to four years. 3,000 more Kroger, Albertsons & Safeway grocery stores will also be shut down for renovation, and will be converted into regional grocery store chains in the United States.
The following store features in 3,000 new Wal-Mart stores in the United States are:
* RETAIL CENTER - 36 expanded discount general merchandise departments
* FOOD CENTER - A full-line grocery department with meat and poultry, baked goods, delicatessen, frozen foods, dairy products, garden produce, and fresh seafood
* Video rental by either Movie Gallery or Hollywood Video
* A branch from a local bank in the area
* A one-hour photo processing lab
* A family fun center
* A portrait studio
* An eye-care place
* Hair and nail salons
* McDonald's restaurant
* Wal-Mart Connect Center
* Wal-Mart Vision Center
* Wal-Mart Tire & Lube Express
By the end of 2010, there will be no more Kroger, Albertsons & Safeway grocery stores. Instead, there will be just more than 6,000 24-hour Wal-Mart Supercenters in the United States, which combine expanded Wal-Mart Discount Stores with full-line grocery departments - commonly known as either "big-box stores" or "hypermarkets".
I can not see that passing anti-trust reviews.
Jen

AOL

#6 Nov 22, 2006
Safeway is handling their own business far too successfully (atleast in the state of CA)to allow something of this nature to take place. I sure would like to know how and where the author of this "notion" obtained his info. in the first place!
washington

Quilcene, WA

#7 Nov 23, 2006
if you are going to post this kind of information you need to supply FACTS!!! my husband and i both work for safeway and according to union reps this would be illegal without a contract negotiation. supply your facts or get your story straight!!!
Derek

United States

#8 Dec 28, 2006
Wal-Mart Stores announced that the company will acquire three largest grocery retailers in the United States: "Kroger (Cincinnati, Ohio), Albertsons (Boise, Idaho) & Safeway (Pleasanton, California)", around early 2007. By the start of next year, Wal-Mart will shut down 5,000 Kroger, Albertsons & Safeway grocery stores in the United States for renovation, and will be expanded into their 24-hour "Wal-Mart Supercenter" concept within the next two to four years, gaining additional 200,000 square-feet each. 2,000 more Kroger, Albertsons & Safeway grocery stores will also be shut down for renovation, and will be converted into regional grocery store chains in the United States within the next two to four years. Also, Wal-Mart will shut down 500 more Kroger, Albertsons and Safeway grocery stores within the next two to four years.

The following store features in 5,000 new Wal-Mart stores in the United States are:

* RETAIL CENTER - 36 expanded discount general merchandise departments
* FOOD CENTER - A full-line grocery department with meat and poultry, baked goods, delicatessen, frozen foods, dairy products, garden produce, and fresh seafood
* Video rental by either Movie Gallery or Hollywood Video
* A branch from a local bank in the area
* A one-hour photo processing lab
* A family fun center
* A portrait studio
* An eye-care place
* Hair and nail salons
* McDonald's restaurant
* Wal-Mart Connect Center
* Wal-Mart Vision Center
* Wal-Mart Tire & Lube Express

By the end of 2010, there will be no more Kroger, Albertsons & Safeway grocery stores. Instead, there will be just more than 7,000 24-hour Wal-Mart Supercenters in the United States, which combine expanded Wal-Mart Discount Stores with full-line grocery departments - commonly known as either "big-box stores" or "hypermarkets".
Ky Tornado

Crestwood, KY

#9 Dec 28, 2006
Apparently, Derek can't read...else he'd have noticed all the other responses from the last time he posted this.

Nor can he come up with anything original.
Dena

Marlinton, WV

#10 Dec 29, 2006
Derek wrote:
Wal-Mart Stores announced that the company will acquire three largest grocery retailers in the United States:"Kroger, Albertsons & Safeway", around early 2007. By the start of next year, Wal-Mart will shut down 3,000 Kroger, Albertsons & Safeway grocery stores in the United States for renovation, and will be converted into their 24-hour "Wal-Mart Supercenter" concept within the next two to four years. 3,000 more Kroger, Albertsons & Safeway grocery stores will also be shut down for renovation, and will be converted into regional grocery store chains in the United States.
The following store features in 3,000 new Wal-Mart stores in the United States are:
* RETAIL CENTER - 36 expanded discount general merchandise departments
* FOOD CENTER - A full-line grocery department with meat and poultry, baked goods, delicatessen, frozen foods, dairy products, garden produce, and fresh seafood
* Video rental by either Movie Gallery or Hollywood Video
* A branch from a local bank in the area
* A one-hour photo processing lab
* A family fun center
* A portrait studio
* An eye-care place
* Hair and nail salons
* McDonald's restaurant
* Wal-Mart Connect Center
* Wal-Mart Vision Center
* Wal-Mart Tire & Lube Express
By the end of 2010, there will be no more Kroger, Albertsons & Safeway grocery stores. Instead, there will be just more than 6,000 24-hour Wal-Mart Supercenters in the United States, which combine expanded Wal-Mart Discount Stores with full-line grocery departments - commonly known as either "big-box stores" or "hypermarkets".
can you show proof?
idiot

Vancouver, Canada

#11 Jun 11, 2007
It's all bs....obviously written by an existing walmart employee who works as a retarded greeter and thinks his job @ walmart is the world....
GET A LIFE LOSER!
Amused

Atlanta, GA

#12 Jul 20, 2007
Yes, and the one world government ruled by US corporations has been established with no conflict. One person's dream is the nightmare of many!
John

United States

#13 Aug 21, 2007
If this were true! wake up walmart would have been all over it. Not a word that I have seen.
mgr

Palm Harbor, FL

#14 Sep 16, 2007
Walmart stopped buying retail companies in the US decades ago. Except for Mclanes which they sold to Warren Buffet but even that wasn't a retail outlet. They bought the other companies in the 70's because back in the day discount retailers were regional but now walmart has saturated the market. It is easier just to put the competition out of business then to buy them. EX: WinnDixie closing 300+ stores in 1999 and Kmart/Sears debacle.
Michigan

AOL

#16 Dec 23, 2007
i work for walmart and i didnt hear anything like this.i dont think it is true
amanita

Port Orchard, WA

#17 Feb 13, 2008
washington wrote:
if you are going to post this kind of information you need to supply FACTS!!! my husband and i both work for safeway and according to union reps this would be illegal without a contract negotiation. supply your facts or get your story straight!!!
look all corporations are in it together this is obvious you say that safeway wont let this happen do u think safe way is a person? a local business? no its a death machine that takes all that is natural and pumps it full of fillers and additives perservatives jusat to make a quick buck regardless if it makes the "consumers" sick or not you see safeway is owed but i bunch of rich ass fuckers who are more than likely friends with or perhaps own wal mart so you see it doesnt matter what these corporations are called its all the same thing we are emptying our pockets to the corporations instead of keeping the revenue in our communities try shopping at a local place where its owned by poeple
mgsports

Olathe, KS

#18 Mar 8, 2008
Good more Wal-mart Supercenters coming to Orlando,FL.
Tim

Dublin, OH

#19 Mar 29, 2008
I work for kroger bakery in columbus ohio we supply bread, buns, cookies, crackers,donuts, and snacks to the stores.they have put alot of money in the bakery in just 2 years(2.5mil)for a new oven as long as a football field.this guy is high on crack if he thinks wal mart is taking over...
Wal Mart is the Devil

Santa Barbara, CA

#20 Jul 31, 2008
Ok obviously this couldn't happen by 2010, if at all. It's a joke for sure!
Diana

Warren, IN

#21 Aug 2, 2008
I work for Peytons and they supply Kroger stores.
I have not heard a word of this untill here.
Don't believe everything you read. Don't believe
Walmart could keep this under raps if it were true.

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