It would seem so.
Safeway should be called Dangerousway. As we have all seen in the past this company is run by those who are looking to enrich themselves while the shareholders get the shaft. Book it.
Sorry for the previous post. I was drunk when I posted it.
Anything's possible, but the most likely scenario would be that they buyout would be allowed and the buyer would be required to divest some stores in a few overconcentrated markets after the acquisition to restore local competition.
I agree with smcisacc56, I doubt that the Government is going to spend too much time or money on how many supermarkets you have in your neighborhood. $45.00 in cash and stock or stub.