Driving Meaningful Improvements Where It Matters Most

The Combined Company is Committed to Donating 10B Meals by 2030

This commitment to our communities will feed billions of people struggling with hunger. 10B meals is enough food to feed every person in the cities of Seattle, Denver, Chicago and Boston every meal, every day, for nearly two years. Read about our commitment here.

Deepening Investments to End Hunger and Eliminate Waste

  • Provides opportunities for both companies to expand access to fresh, affordable food

  • Creates opportunities for deeper commitment to ending hunger across America

  • Allows Kroger and Albertsons to advance continue contributing to a long-lasting food system

Kroger has a long track record of driving positive impact in our communities. Together with Albertsons, we will build on the progress of our Zero Hunger | Zero Waste impact plan to ensure our food system feeds future generations.

Zero Hunger | Zero Waste
Kroger has achieved these five-year milestones:

in giving to hunger relief
meals for our communities
pounds of surplus food donated
in Innovation Fund grants
in grants to support food recovery

Supporting Farmers Who Support Our Communities

Thanks to our farmers, Kroger helps millions of families put fresh, affordable food on the table every day.

Kroger's merger with Albertsons will support farmer's by:

Increasing reach
Increasing sales
Increasing opportunities

Increasing Shelf Space Dedicated to Local Products

To help local suppliers grow, Kroger committed to increasing the number of local products in its stores by 10% following its proposed merger with Albertsons. This equates to adding at least 30 new local products in each store. Read more about Kroger’s commitment to working with local farmers and suppliers here.

What People Are Saying:

“Without the merger, I am truly worried about the impact on Kroger’s charitable donations to nonprofits, including the Ronald McDonald House. In 2021, Kroger committed to a larger goal than previous charitable giving of delivering 10 billion meals over ten years, but this can only be achieved by combining the resources of Kroger and Albertson.

Kroger is a prime example of how corporate philanthropy and community engagement can have a significant positive impact. The challenges faced by our communities—hunger, education, healthcare, and inclusion—require a concerted effort from all sectors of society, including our corporate partners. Our community will feel the negative impact of the failure of the merger on many levels.”

Bill Wong

Ronald McDonald House Board Member and Las Vegas Asian Community Activist

“Local farmers, producers and small businesses stand to benefit from the merger through increased access to retail markets to sell their goods. Local producers already get better access to retail consumers through supermarkets than through discount grocers. And with this merger, Kroger will increase its local food sourcing. Kroger has committed that the combined company will increase the number of local products in its stores by 10%, which equates to at least 30 new local products in each store. A combined Kroger-Albertsons will offer local producers more access to retail while the discount grocers work to cut off access and dominate local suppliers.”

Julian Cañete

CEO of California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce

“Without this merger, low-wage, non-union national / discount grocers retailers will add to their dominance in the grocery sector and produce a more fragile and less resilient market for food. Consumers are likely to continue to see unrestricted growth in dollar stores, especially in rural and marginalized communities. Local producers could see their access to consumers and the local retail food market blocked by large, dominant players with a national footprint. Workers would suffer too — the national / discount grocers almost uniformly shun unions, pay lower wages, and offer fewer employee benefits than supermarket grocers.”

Congressmen Brian Fitzpatrick and Josh Gottheimer

“Never has the company’s purpose of feeding the human spirit and uplifting communities been more alive than at that King Soopers in Boulder… This is the stuff that great companies are made of, and it’s one of four key reasons that Kroger is poised to sustain its momentum.”

Progressive Grocer

"…the national food and grocery market is still pretty fragmented, with Walmart as the largest player, with about 17 percent of the market. It doesn't create a sort of behemoth that is crowding everyone out of the market.

From a broader national perspective, a combined Kroger and Albertsons does not pose any major threat to the competitive dynamics of the market.."

Neil Saunders

GlobalData, Managing Director