ILSR Press Releases and Selected Media Coverage

CBC’s Canada Tonight: Ticketmaster’s Monopoly Power and the Taylor Swift Ticket Fiasco

CBC's Canada Tonight: Ticketmaster's Monopoly Power and the Taylor Swift Ticket Fiasco

Andrew Frank

November 20, 2022

Ron Knox, Senior Writer and Researcher at ILSR, joined CBC's Canada Tonight to discuss Ticketmaster's disastrous rollout of the Taylor Swift Eras tour pre-sale  READ MORE


CNN Business: An Antitrust Earthquake

CNN Business: An Antitrust Earthquake

Andrew Frank

November 11, 2022

ILSR co-director Stacy Mitchell appeared on CNN Business's Nightcap to discuss the blocked Penguin Random House/Simon & Schuster merger and its broader meaning for antitrust  READ MORE


“The beginning of the end of the consumer welfare standard,” Stacy Mitchell Says of Blocked Merger of Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster

“The beginning of the end of the consumer welfare standard,” Stacy Mitchell Says of Blocked Merger of Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster

Stacy Mitchell

November 1, 2022

Mitchell adds in the statement, "It also raises serious questions about whether Amazon’s monopoly power over the book industry will be allowed to stand.”  READ MORE


ILSR Ratifies First Union Contract

ILSR Ratifies First Union Contract

Reggie Rucker

October 28, 2022

Leadership and staff at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance announced today that they have ratified a contract with a new, robust salary schedule, 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave (FMLA), an accelerated vacation accrual schedule, and paid personal days.  READ MORE


The Guardian: Kroger-Albertsons mega-merger could cause more US food deserts, experts say

The Guardian: Kroger-Albertsons mega-merger could cause more US food deserts, experts say

Andrew Frank

October 27, 2022

ILSR co-director Stacy Mitchell is interviewed by The Guardian on dangers of the proposed Kroger-Alberstons merger.  READ MORE


Vox’s Today, Explained: Supermarket Supermerger

Vox's Today, Explained: Supermarket Supermerger

Andrew Frank

October 27, 2022

Ron Knox, Senior Researcher and Writer at ILSR, discusses the proposed Kroger/Alberstons grocery merger on Vox’s Today, Explained podcast, hosted by Noel King.  READ MORE


The New York Times: Kroger and Albertsons Plan $25 Billion Supermarket Merger That May Face Hurdles

The New York Times: Kroger and Albertsons Plan $25 Billion Supermarket Merger That May Face Hurdles

Andrew Frank

October 14, 2022

ILSR co-director Stacy Mitchell is quoted in The New York Times on the proposed Kroger/Albertsons merger: “We don’t need another mega grocery store chain."  READ MORE


“Americans don’t need another mega-grocer.” Stacy Mitchell Responds to Kroger’s Bid to Buy Albertsons

“Americans don’t need another mega-grocer.” Stacy Mitchell Responds to Kroger’s Bid to Buy Albertsons

Stacy Mitchell

October 14, 2022

Mitchell says in the statement, "Kroger and Albertsons would control $1 of every $4 spent on groceries in the US. That’s as big as Walmart, whose power in food has done widespread damage to communities, farmers, food workers, and local grocers.”  READ MORE


Washington Post: Composting is easier than you think. Here’s how to get started.

Washington Post: Composting is easier than you think. Here’s how to get started.

Andrew Frank

October 10, 2022

ILSR's Brenda Platt is interviewed by The Washington Post on the benefits of backyard composting. “Composting is a proven way to address problems like climate disruption,” she says.  READ MORE


CNBC: Amazon dominates the $113 billion smart home market — here’s how it uses the data it collects

CNBC: Amazon dominates the $113 billion smart home market — here’s how it uses the data it collects

Reggie Rucker

September 28, 2022

Stacy Mitchell, co-director at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, explains how Amazon is purchasing its way into consumers' homes to gain greater visibility and market dominance.  READ MORE