Local 1167

UFCW 1167 Albertsons/Kroger Proposed Merger Information

9/8/23 - Message from UFCW Local 1167 President Joe Duffle.

Kroger, Albertsons Porposed Divestiture Plan with C&S Wholesale Grocers, LLC in Connection with Merger to sell over 400 stores for nearly $2 billion:

UFCW Local 1167 has firmly and consistently opposed the proposed merger between Kroger and Albertsons. While today, Kroger and Albertsons announced a self-proposed Divestiture Plan with C&S Wholesale Grocers, LLC, the proposed merger has not yet received FTC Approval.

UFCW 1167 does not believe this deal will appease the Federal Trade Commission and the various State Attorneys General and Secretaries of states from across the country expressing concerns and requesting the FTC to block the Kroger-Albertsons merger.

We will keep you informed on every step of the process as more information becomes available.

UFCW Local 1167's concern is to protect our members' jobs, wages, pensions, and benefits. We will use every resource to enforce our collective bargaining agreements and protect our members.


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If you have any questions regarding the proposed Kroger/Albertsons merger please contact your Union Representative. 

8/14/23 -Tell the FTC: Essentials Workers Oppose the Kroger Albertsons megamerger.

How would the Kroger Albertsons megamerger hurt essential workers?

It's not too late.
The FTC has the power to take action to block this megamerger and protect wages and jobs.
Make your voice be heard!
Text 'MERGER' to 83071 or sign the petition at

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4/17/23 - Kroger, Albertsons may need to divest even more stores. In order for the proposed merger deal to go through, the companies may need to sell more stores than originally planned, according to a new report. To read full article click here

12/19/22 - Washington puts indefinite hold on Albertsons’ $4-billion dividend as FTC begins asking questions
The temporary restraining order will remain in place until the court takes further action.
To read full article, click here

12/16/22 - Breaking News: Washington Supreme Court grants UFCW's request to continue blocking Albertsons from paying its $4 billion dividend.
The temporary restraining order will remain in place until the court takes further action.
To read the Attorney General of Washington State Twitter post click here

To read the order click here

12/10/22 - A state court in Washington on Thursday said it would extend a temporary block that prevented Albertsons Companies Inc (ACI.N) from paying its shareholders a $4 billion dividend before the grocery chain closes its proposed deal with rival Kroger Co.

UFCW Local 1167 does not believe the proposed Kroger/Albertsons merger would benefit members and will do whatever is necessary to ensure UFCW members' voices are heard." click here to read reuters article

12/7/22 - Albertsons-Kroger merger faces battle on two fronts here

12/2/22 - Albertsons, Kroger CEOs Defend $25 Billion Merger to Senate Committee here

11/2/22 - Three attorneys general file lawsuit seeking to block Albertsons' $4 bln payout. To read more click here

11/1/22 - Presidents from UFCW Locals from all across the country met with grocery executives on October 27, 2022, in Chicago to discuss the $4 billion special dividend to Albertsons shareholders and the proposed merger with Kroger.

The corporate executives gave a rosy forecast of the merger and dividend payout, but we are highly skeptical, especially concerning Albertsons' giveaway of 4 billion dollars.
Rob Bonta, the Attorney General of California, along with his colleagues in the District of Columbia, Arizona, Idaho, Illinois, and Washington, wrote a letter demanding that Albertsons delay the dividend payout. Bonta's and the Attorneys General's statement reads in part:

"The attorneys general express their strong concern with Albertsons and Kroger's joint announcement that Albertsons will pay stockholders a cash dividend of up to $4 billion on November 7, 2022. The planned dividend payment would substantially impact Albertsons cash flow, making it difficult to continue to compete with Kroger ahead of the merger."

We are currently working on many levels to get as much information as possible to make decisions that are in the best interests of UFCW members and their families. 

Check back to this space for futue updates regarding Albertsons propsed merger with Kroger

To read the UFCW'S initial October 14, 2022 Statement regarding the Albertsons/Kroger proposed merger, click here