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Several dozen members of United Food & Commercial Workers Local 400 Union assembled at the Delaware Avenue Kroger in Charleston on Wednesday to show their disapproval of a pending merger with another of the largest grocery chains in the U.S.

The Charleston event was a small part of a week of national activities spurred on by the late 2022 announcement that Kroger, a grocery chain boasting 2,800 stores in 35 states was set to acquire Albertson’s, which owns a further 2,200 stores in 34 states, for $24.6 billion.

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Josh Ewers is a reporter and can be reached at 304-348-1723 or email


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