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Supermarket operators Kroger and Albertsons announced Friday they will market off 413 retailers for $1.9 billion in link with their planned $25 billion merger.

The divestiture to New Hampshire-based C&S Wholesale Grocers is part of a shift to mollify antitrust regulars at the Federal Trade Commission.

The offer will give an enlarged retail procedure of a lot more than 500 outlets to the personal business, which provides just about 7,500 supermarkets nationwide.

Most of C&S Wholesale’s retail functions are extra than 100 Piggly Wiggly suppliers in Wisconsin and the Carolinas and 11 Grand Union shops in New York and Vermont. The company also materials and franchises the Piggly Wiggly identify to independent entrepreneurs, which spreads the Piggy Wiggly brand name to more than 500 supermarkets nationwide.

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