The merger of Albertsons and Safeway will create overlap in several key markets across the U.S., where the chains will likely be forced by "federal and perhaps local antitrust authorities" into divestiture, according to Elliot Zwiebach. The top two markets where the retailers will overlap are San Diego, where the companies have a combined 38.1% share of the market, and the Oxnard-Ventura, Calif., area.

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