UPDATE: Kroger (KR) Balks at Buying Stores from Walgreens (WBA)/Rite Aid (RAD) Deal - Reuters

October 19, 2016 11:23 AM EDT

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(Updated - October 19, 2016 11:27 AM EDT)

Kroger (NYSE: KR) is questioning whether to proceed with buying divested stores from Walgreens' (Nasdaq: WBA) acquisition of Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD), according to Reuters, citing people familiar with the matter. The report said the FTC told Kroger it would not have the option to close and integrate Rite Aid stores that are near Kroger locations.

The report follows a similar story earlier in the New York Post.

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