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Kroger's acquisition of Harris Teeter to be complete by February

Posted January 22, 2014

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Kroger's $2.5 billion acquisition of Harris Teeter will be complete by the end of January, the Cincinnati-based company has announced.

The Federal Trade Commission granted the early termination of a waiting period that had been delaying the merger since it was announced in July 2013. 

Kroger said in July that there are no plans to close Harris Teeter stores, which will continue to operate under the Harris Teeter name.

Harris Teeter operates 212 stores in the Southeast, including 136 in North Carolina and 20 in the Triangle. Kroger, meanwhile, operates about 10 times that number of stores under more than a dozen names in 31 states.


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  • btneast Jan 23, 2014

    [b Can't believe H.T. is selling out! All about money!! ][/b] isn't that why any business is started in the first place....to make money? BTW, the people profiting from the sale are the shareholders. If you have a mutual fund IRA, or on a pension, you are likely a benefactor. Most pension funds and mutual funds are likely shareholders of HT. So many people forget that large publicly held companies are in fact, held by the public.

  • cphs007 Jan 22, 2014

    Go in a Kroger and it has very few custermers. Go in Harris Teeter and they are packed. Can't believe H.T. is selling out! All about money!! H.T. will be shot down and destroyed. The American way!! Don't wory a bout terriorest, the money greedy buisness's will destroy this country and they are well on their way!! God Bless America!!!!!

  • thelewisclan Jan 22, 2014

    Dreading this. Hoping the Publix in Raleigh goes through - I love them - best produce, great deals, AWESOME customer service, and they take competitor (Target) coupons! I hate shopping at Kroger - messy and unorganized. With BOGO and coupons, I save a lot at HT/Lowes Food - probably could get the same prices at Kroger, but the experience is different.

  • luvstoQ Jan 22, 2014

    SINENOMINE, Kroger 'is' cheaper on lots of things I will agree, but there's lot more to HT than prices. With sales, zvr's, coupons, and wonderful customer service HT wins with me hands down.

    Just told DH, hope Kroger has the sense to leave HT the same. His remark, 'since when does corporations have sense?'

    Love HT, seldom go to Kroger, and if they turn it into drab unkempt stores like Kroger I will go elsewhere for my groceries.

    Everything at HT stores are always so bright and fresh - a true pleasure to shop there.

    The Kroger at Falls of Neuse/Stickland is a pigs sty - so totally messy always.

  • sunshine1040 Jan 22, 2014

    It is sometimes worth paying more to get a product that is not available in Food Lion and I do not want to make more then one stop to get what I need for my menu that day

  • sinenomine Jan 22, 2014

    The lowest price food store depends on individual shopping habits. The products I buy may be cheaper on average at Kroger's; the products you buy may be cheaper on average at H-T.

    Personally, as regards the mix of products I typically purchase Kroger's is significantly cheaper than H-T.

  • mcorson2 Jan 22, 2014

    comon Publix! I hope they build one in raleigh next. don't want to go to cary but we shall see:)

  • 68_dodge_polara Jan 22, 2014

    "I hope that it does not negatively impact the quality we've all come to know at Harris Teeter and that their coupon policies and promotions don't change!"

    Kroger just bought it's only real competition in the better than lousy food retail market. Hope you don't expect it to stay the same.

  • mrschizzy Jan 22, 2014

    I hope that it does not negatively impact the quality we've all come to know at Harris Teeter and that their coupon policies and promotions don't change!

  • 68_dodge_polara Jan 22, 2014

    This stinks...