Kroger Co., Cincinnati, may have considered making a bid for Safeway but was apparently put off by the costs associated with anticipated divestitures it would have had to make to obtain antitrust clearance, a Wall Street analyst said Thursday. CONNECT WITH SN ON TWITTER Follow @SN_News for updates throughout the day. According to Karen Short, an analyst with Deutsche Bank, New York, a proxy statement filed by Safeway this week said a large retail grocery chain, referred to simply as ...

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