Kroger Co. does not expect the synergies from the merger of Safeway and Albertsons to have much short-term impact once the deal is completed late this year, J. Michael Schlotman, Kroger CFO, told an investor audience Tuesday. “There are a lot of things that happen in the [next] year that will help everybody understand exactly what the landscape is going to wind up being like,” he told the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Consumer and Retailer Conference in New York. CONNECT WITH ...

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