In The American Prospect: Pandemic-Era Corporate Bullying

Date: 27 Mar 2024 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In a new study, the Federal Trade Commission found that big retailers threatened to punish suppliers unless they got first dibs on food and household goods during the pandemic. Ron Knox explains it in The American Prospect, and recommends what the agency should do next.… Read More

On More Perfect Union: What Dollar General Doesn’t Want You to Know

Date: 25 Mar 2024 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Dollar General is stealing from its customers. It’s a major scam that’s siphoning hundreds of millions of dollars from the poorest people in America. In a new More Perfect Union video, Stacy Mitchell explains how the chain’s business models rips people off.… Read More

Town Hall Featuring FTC Chair Lina Khan Draws Hundreds of Small Businesses

Date: 12 Mar 2024 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Hundreds of independent businesses from across the country tuned into a virtual town hall — featuring Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan — to mark the progress and build momentum to rein in monopoly power and level the playing field for small, independent businesses.… Read More

In The Atlantic: Amazon’s Big Secret

Date: 1 Mar 2024 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Amazon has long cultivated the idea that it runs its shopping platform at razor-thin margins, relying instead on AWS for its profits. In fact, Amazon’s e-commerce marketplace is enormously profitable. In The Atlantic, Stacy Mitchell writes about how Amazon has kept these profits secret – and why the SEC must enforce corporate financial disclosure rules.… Read More

Chicago City Council Votes to Rein In Dollar Store Development

Date: 21 Feb 2024 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Another city is fighting back against dollar chains. The Chicago City Council has voted to enact an ordinance that will limit development of new chain dollar stores. Over 60 other cities and towns have enacted similar ordinances in recent years, but Chicago is the largest city to date to do so.… Read More

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