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013 Kroger-Albertsons

Current Status

Arrows in a row: submission, preliminary, comprehensive, 1 year, 2 year, 5 year review. Indicates currently at comprehensive.

The Health Care Market Oversight (HCMO) program reviews health care business deals, like mergers and acquisitions, to make sure they won’t harm people and communities in Oregon. 

This transaction is currently undergoing comprehensive review. OHA has requested more information from the entities. The review period is currently paused until the entities provide the requested information. 

OHA is accepting public comment during this time. To submit a public comment, mention "Kroger" in your comment and share your comment in one of these ways:

OHA Publications

OHA has published the following reports and communications to date:

Community Review Board

OHA convened a community review board for this transaction. Community review boards are temporary groups formed solely to provide input to OHA about a particular health care business deal. The community review board has two key roles:

  1. Help OHA understand how a deal could affect people and communities in Oregon.
  2. Make a recommendation about whether OHA should approve a deal to proceed as planned, apply conditions to the deal, or disapprove the deal.
The Kroger-Albertsons Community Review Board issued its recommendation to OHA on June 13, 2024.

Past meetings

June 13, 2024: 10:00 - 11:00 am (Pacific)
Meeting recording
Meeting materials:

May 29, 2024: 1:30 - 3:30 pm (Pacific)
May 15, 2024: 1:00 - 3:00 pm (Pacific)
Meeting materials:
May 9, 2024: 10:00 am - Noon (Pacific)
Meeting materials:
April 24, 2024: 1:00 - 3:00 pm (Pacific)
Health Care Entity Conflicts of Interests
ORS 415.501(15)(e) directs OHA to post to its website information about potential or perceived conflicts of interest among executives and members of the board of Kroger, Albertsons, and C&S Wholesale. To date, no conflicts of interest have been disclosed or surfaced in OHA’s review of the proposed transaction. 
April 10, 2024: 1:30 - 3:30 pm (Pacific)

Application process

OHA is no longer accepting community review board applications for this transaction. For more information about the community review board application process, see the following materials:

One-page Transaction Summary

Filings and Submissions

Public Comments

OHA is accepting public comments throughout the review period. Below you will find submitted public comments.


Contact us

Please email: hcmo.info@oha.oregon.gov

Media inquiries:
Erica Heartquist, Communications
erica.j.heartquist@oha.oregon.gov
(503) 871-8843