Kroger overlaps Raleys with 6 Smiths locations in Nevada:HCal wrote: ↑October 5th, 2021, 2:58 pm
I don't think there would be any antitrust issues. Kroger has zero overlap with Raley's, other than FoodsCo which has something like 20 stores spread thin over an area serving over 10 million people. Same with SaveMart. Stater Bros. would of course have much more overlap and be harder for either Kroger or Albertsons to acquire, but the government hasn't shown much inclination to block mergers recently.
I got curious about who owns Stater, but all I can find is that it was controlled by Jack Brown until he passed away in 2016.
I really hope none of these chains get acquired by the big two. Competition is sorely needed and California is one of the few states with multiple regional supermarket chains.
Reno-South Meadows (questionable if really overlap)
Carson City (questionable if really overlap)
The Smiths are all very high volume operations. Middle-lower middle class locations. Double to triple the volume of nearby Raleys which are similar in size in every case (except maybe Gardnerville). 15-20 years ago it was the opposite and the surrounding Raleys did more volume than the Smiths every time. Smiths has increased business exponentially over the past 20 years. Raleys has largely held its own.
At the present time I do not think FoodsCo would be considered to overlap Raleys at all. Raleys has closed most of the stores that were near the FoodsCos (which were mostly Food Source locations).
I would say Save Mart overlaps Kroger in the following locations:
Sacramento: Northgate FoodsCo/Truxel Food Maxx
Sacramento: Gerber FoodsCo/Gerber Save Mart
Sparks: Baring Smiths/Prater FoodsCo
Carson City: Smiths/N. Carson St. Save Mart (could argue the Food Maxx instead perhaps)
Santa Maria: 1 FoodsCo/sits right in between 2 Food Maxx
Might be a store or two in Fresno and Bakersfield too...