SAN FRANCISCO — Three major Southern California chains that signed a mutual strike assistance agreement in 2003 must face an antitrust lawsuit by the state of California, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit here has ruled. That decision overturned a lower court ruling in 2004. The three chains are Ralphs, a division of Kroger Co., Cincinnati; Vons, a division of Safeway, Pleasanton, Calif.; and Albertsons, which was an independent chain in 2003 but is now a division of ...
REGISTER TO VIEW THIS ARTICLE - Register for a Free Account
Why Register for FREE?
Registering for content on Supermarket News will give you INSTANT access to invaluable articles and media content that industry professionals rely on. You will have access to our special reports, feature articles, and industry analysis. It’s FREE, easy and quick. What are you waiting for! In addition you will also receive complimentary access to the SN salary survey data tables.
Attention Paid Print Subscribers: While you have already been granted free access to SN we ask that you register now. We promise it will only take a few minutes! Or visit your profile and add your print magazine account number and zip code.