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63 CA Vons, Albertsons and Pavilions stores to be sold as part of the merger

63 CA Vons, Albertsons and Pavilions stores to be sold as part of the merger

The companies announced which businesses they plan to sell to other companies as they seek approval for the largest grocery merger in U.S. history.

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CALIFORNIA – Kroger and Albertsons have announced hundreds of stores they plan to sell in an effort to win federal approval to complete a $25 billion mega-merger of two of the nation’s largest grocery chains.

The two companies initially announced an agreement for Kroger to acquire Albertsons in 2022, which quickly caught the attention of federal antitrust regulators. The combined company would own nearly 5,000 stores, thousands of pharmacies and gas stations, and dozens of distribution centers and factories.

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Kroger-owned brands in California include Ralphs and Food 4 Less. Albertsons is the parent company of Safeway, Vons and Pavilions.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) called the merger the largest supermarket merger in U.S. history and filed suit earlier this year to block the deal, arguing it could eliminate competition, raise prices and reduce choice for customers. The FTC and union leaders also raised concerns about how the deal could affect the more than 710,000 employees of the two companies.

Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen argued that the merger would save up to $1 billion in administrative costs and help streamline production and distribution channels, enabling lower prices at the checkout and higher wages for workers.

The trial of the lawsuit is scheduled for the end of August.

The companies had originally planned to sell more than 400 stores nationwide. Under the updated plan, the two grocery giants would sell 572 stores, six distribution centers and a dairy to C&S Wholesale Grocers, a New Hampshire-based company that owns the Piggy Wiggly and Grand Union brands.

In the Golden State, the deal would include the sale of 63 stores to C&S, mostly Vons, Albertsons and Pavilions stores in Southern California, three stores on the Central Coast and a Safeway in the Bay Area.

In a message released Tuesday, Kroger’s CEO said the agreement also includes commitments from C&S to continue operating stores, comply with existing collective bargaining agreements and avoid layoffs.

These are the California businesses being sold to C&S under the agreement:

  • Vons — 5671 Kanan Rd, Agoura Hills
  • Pavilions — 9467 W Olympic Blvd, Beverly Hills
  • Pavilions — 1110 W Alameda Ave, Burbank
  • Vons — 301 N Pass Ave, Burbank
  • Vons — 820 Arneill Rd, Camarillo
  • Vons — 6951 El Camino Real, Carlsbad
  • Vons — 3439 Via Montebello, Carlsbad
  • Albertsons — 200 E Sepulveda Blvd, Carson
  • Vons — 185 E 17th St, Costa Mesa
  • Pavilions — 11030 Jefferson Blvd, Culver City
  • Albertsons — 33601 Del Obispo St, Dana Point
  • Vons — 2606 Del Mar Heights Rd, Del Mar
  • Albertsons — 2899 Jamacha Rd, El Cajon
  • Albertsons — 7201 Yorktown Ave, Huntington Beach
  • Albertsons — 16600 Bolsa Chica St, Huntington Beach
  • Vons — 500 E Manchester Blvd, Inglewood
  • Vons — 3233 Foothill Blvd, La Crescenta
  • Pavilions — 7544 Girard Ave, La Jolla
  • Vons — 78271 Hwy 111, La Quinta
  • Pavilions — 600 N Pacific Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach
  • Albertsons — 1500 NH St, Lompoc
  • Vons — 1820 Ximeno Ave, Long Beach
  • Vons — 11322 Los Alamitos Blvd, Los Alamitos
  • Albertsons — 3901 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles
  • Vons — 3118 S Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles
  • Vons — 3461 W 3rd St, Los Angeles
  • Vons — 1430 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles
  • Vons — 6571 W 80th St, Los Angeles
  • Pavilions — 29211 Heathercliff Rd, Malibu
  • Vons — 410 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach
  • Pavilions — 4365 Glencoe Ave, Marina del Rey
  • Vons — 2039 Verdugo Blvd, Montrose
  • Albertsons — 730 Quintana Rd, Morro Bay
  • Albertsons — 541 S Reino Rd, Newbury Park
  • Pavilions — 2660 San Miguel Dr, Newport Beach
  • Pavilions — 1000 Bayside Dr, Newport Beach
  • Albertsons — 9022 Balboa Blvd, Northridge
  • Vons — 17380 Sunset Blvd, Pacific Palisades
  • Albertsons — 42095 Washington St, Palm Desert
  • Albertsons — 1751 N Sunrise Way Ste 1, Palm Springs
  • Vons — 4733 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs
  • Pavilions — 7 Peninsula Ctr, Palos Verdes Peninsula
  • Albertsons — 804 Avenida Pico, San Clemente
  • Pavilions — 989 Avenida Pico, San Clemente
  • Pavilions — 3850 Valley Centre Dr, San Diego
  • Vons — 11986 Bernardo Plaza Dr, San Diego
  • Vons — 1702 Garnet Ave, San Diego
  • Vons — 2495 Truxtun Rd Ste 100, San Diego
  • Safeway — 1499 Washington Ave, San Leandro
  • Vons — 1440 W 25th St, San Pedro
  • Vons — 163 S Turnpike Rd, Santa Barbara
  • Vons — 9643 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee
  • Pavilions — 1101 Pacific Coast Hwy, Seal Beach
  • Pavilions — 14845 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks
  • Albertsons — 543 Sweetwater Road, Spring Valley
  • Vons — 25850 The Old Rd, Stevenson Ranch
  • Vons — 4033 Laurel Canyon Blvd, Studio City
  • Vons — 18439 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana
  • Vons — 7789 Foothill Blvd, Tujunga
  • Vons — 6040 Telegraph Rd, Ventura
  • Pavilions — 6534 Platt Ave, West Hills
  • Pavilions — 8969 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood
  • Albertsons — 23893 Clinton Keith Rd, Wildomar