DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: How will the Kroger/Albertsons merger affect the competitiveness of the two companies? What will it mean for their rivals and suppliers?

Interactive Edge’s CEO, Zel Bianco comments, featured on RetailWire’s Braintrust:

I think Michael La Kier brings up a great point – “sameness.” Do we really want to have our supermarket experience be the same across the country? I also think that suppliers will bear the brunt of being squeezed and they will in turn squeeze the consumer. What is good about this picture?

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