Kroger and Albertsons Companies released a list of stores in July that could be sold if the two companies complete a nearly $25 billion merger agreement that was announced in 2022.

In a nutshell

The list plans for 26 stores in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to be sold to C&S Wholesale Grocers if the merger agreement is completed. The list includes store locations in Frisco, Flower Mound, Keller, McKinney, Plano and Richardson. Stores listed include Market Street, Albertsons and Tom Thumb, according to the document.

The list includes 579 stores total located across 18 states and the District of Columbia, according to the merger’s website. All of the stores on the list would be sold by Kroger following closure of the merger with Albertsons, according to an April 2024 news release.

C&S Wholesale Grocers would be expected to pay Kroger about $2.9 billion for the stores, according to the release. A complete list of the stores can be found online.

Looking back

Kroger and Albertsons initially planned to sell 413 stores to C&S Wholesale Grocers, according to a September 2023 news release. The sale was announced in connection with the merger in order to ensure no stores will be closed, according to the release.

Both companies later released an updated divestiture plan in April 2024 that increased the total store count by 166 stores.

The Federal Trade Commission sued to block the grocery store merger in February 2024, alleging that the proposed deal will eliminate competition and lead to higher grocery prices. The FTC alleged that the proposed divestiture plan initially announced in September was inadequate because it was a collection of unconnected stores, according to a news release.

A hearing for the case is scheduled to begin on July 31, according to the FTC’s website.