“We are dismayed that Congress has yet to enact even these basic and obvious safeguards,” says Stacy Mitchell in statement on the reintroduction of the American Innovation and Choice Online Act

Date: 16 Jun 2023 | posted in: Press Release, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Mitchell points to Amazon’s ability to bully and exploit other businesses through its integration across business lines as an example of why the bill is such “an important piece of legislation.”… Read More

In the New York Times: The Real Reason Your Groceries Are Getting So Expensive

Date: 29 May 2023 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

As big retailers exploit their financial control over suppliers, independent grocers face extinction, creating food deserts and driving up prices for everyone. In the New York Times, Stacy Mitchell calls to resurrect the Robinson-Patman Act and restore fair competition in the warped landscape of the American food system.… Read More

Report: Tax Dodging is a Monopoly Tactic

Date: 30 Mar 2023 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Local and federal policymakers have systematically structured tax policy in a way that deepens the concentration of corporate power, Stacy Mitchell and Susan Holmberg argue in this issue brief, co-published with the Roosevelt Institute.… Read More

Report: The Dollar Store Invasion

Date: 28 Feb 2023 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In this report, we spotlight communities rising up against dollar chains and how federal policymakers need to address the ways in which misguided policies are fueling the destructive proliferation of dollar stores. … Read More

“Antitrust enforcers are again embracing their responsibility,” Stacy Mitchell Says of DOJ Lawsuit Against Google in Online Ads Market

Date: 24 Jan 2023 | posted in: Press Release, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Mitchell proclaims in the statement, “Google actively extracts resources from communities that need them most and threatens a free, local press that lies at the heart of our democracy.”… Read More

Community is Central to Building a Post-Neoliberal Future

Date: 22 Dec 2022 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Stacy Mitchell spoke at “Rethinking Globalization, Intermediation, and Efficiency,” on exploring new paradigms for a post-neoliberal world. Community, Stacy argued, is the foundational basis for this paradigm shift.… Read More

On Pitchfork Economics: Why We Can’t Let Kroger Buy Albertsons

Date: 1 Dec 2022 | posted in: Podcast, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Stacy Mitchell explains on Pitchfork Economics how for the last forty years, merging companies have convinced regulatory agencies that their merger will be better for customers — most often pledging that it will lower prices. Stacy argues that the company’s statement promising to pass savings on to consumers is blatantly false.… Read More

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