CINCINNATI -- Shareholders of Kroger Co. here and Fred Meyer Inc., Portland, Ore., voted overwhelmingly last week to merge the two companies, leaving the industry's biggest merger just one step away from completion. All that remains for the deal to be completed is approval from the Federal Trade Commission, which is anticipated within the next few weeks, Kroger officials told SN. Fred Meyer shareholders approved the merger last Monday afternoon by a vote of 99.7% -- with 77.5% of ...
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