Well I hope your correct as this would be good news for our chain. I to have worked for Shaw's for 20 years. But we have heard this rumor before this spring.
Meijer in MI and Publix in FL would be good buyout candidates.
My money is on meijer.Its a great fit for Krogers, and most of the stores are in good shape.Kroger could get it for 8 billion.