Report: Kroger Bids for Albertson’s

New York City, Kroger appears to be in the running for Boise, Idaho-based Albertson’s. According to Reuters, not only has Albertson’s received a preliminary takeover bid from its Cincinnati-based rival Kroger Co., Albertson’s also has generated interest from pharmacy drugstore chains Walgreen Co., Rite-Aid and CVS.

Investment firms Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, Thomas H. Lee Partners and Yucaipa Companies are also in the bidding mix, according to reports. Albertson’s market value is estimated at about $10 billion, plus some $6.5 billion in debt.