Addressing looming threats of international trade disputes, McMullen said Kroger’s main concern would be if the company was at a competitive disadvantage.
“From a trade perspective, our competitors are going to have to deal with the same things we would, so we leave it up to the government officials because they have a lot more knowledge than what we would,” he said.
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A month ago, there had been rumors of merger talks between Target and Kroger, which Kroger had declined to comment on.
When asked in the Bloomberg interview about the previous reports of merger talks, McMullen said with any type of merger considerations, Kroger is looking at how would it create new capabilities that neither company would have independent of each other.
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“To me, we’re big enough at $120 plus billion that scale isn’t really what we need from merging with someone,” McMullen said.
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