ILSR Press Releases and Selected Media Coverage

Statement on FTC lawsuit to block Kroger’s acquisition of Albertsons

Statement on FTC lawsuit to block Kroger’s acquisition of Albertsons

Stacy Mitchell

February 26, 2024

“Blocking this merger is a crucial step in restoring healthy competition to food retailing,” Stacy Mitchell says in the statement  READ MORE


Statement on FTC and DOJ Finalized Merger Guidelines

Statement on FTC and DOJ Finalized Merger Guidelines

Stacy Mitchell

December 18, 2023

"This draft heralds a long overdue end to the dangerous and destructive approach of the last four decades," Stacy Mitchell, ILSR Co-Executive Director, says in the statement.  READ MORE


ILSR’s 2023 Annual Report

ILSR's 2023 Annual Report

John Bailey

November 22, 2023

Our 2023 annual report highlights the work we’ve done -- through on-the-ground technical assistance, in-depth research and analysis, and coalition building with grassroots organizations -- to instill racial and economic justice throughout our economy and empower local communities.   READ MORE


Media Advisory: Sellers and Small Businesses Applaud FTC’s Amazon Lawsuit

Media Advisory: Sellers and Small Businesses Applaud FTC's Amazon Lawsuit

Reggie Rucker

September 26, 2023

"This draft heralds a long overdue end to the dangerous and destructive approach of the last four decades," Stacy Mitchell, ILSR Co-Executive Director, says in the statement.  READ MORE


Statement on FTC’s Amazon Lawsuit

Statement on FTC's Amazon Lawsuit

Stacy Mitchell

September 26, 2023

"This draft heralds a long overdue end to the dangerous and destructive approach of the last four decades," Stacy Mitchell, ILSR Co-Executive Director, says in the statement.  READ MORE


Statement on Proposed New Merger Guidelines

Statement on Proposed New Merger Guidelines

Stacy Mitchell

July 19, 2023

"This draft heralds a long overdue end to the dangerous and destructive approach of the last four decades," Stacy Mitchell, ILSR Co-Executive Director, says in the statement.  READ MORE


“[FTC] lawsuit reveals Amazon’s utter contempt for its customers,” says Stacy Mitchell in Statement on Amazon Prime Lawsuit

"[FTC] lawsuit reveals Amazon’s utter contempt for its customers," says Stacy Mitchell in Statement on Amazon Prime Lawsuit

Stacy Mitchell

June 21, 2023

Mitchell goes on to highlight that last year, Amazon exploited its chokehold of the online retail sector by extracting more than $155 billion in fees from Amazon marketplace sellers, calling it, "an extraordinary measure of its monopoly power.”  READ MORE


“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

"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

Stacy Mitchell

June 16, 2023

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


Advocates Applaud Equitable Clean Energy Wins in Minn. Legislation, Look to Next Session for More Progress

Advocates Applaud Equitable Clean Energy Wins in Minn. Legislation, Look to Next Session for More Progress

Katie Kienbaum

May 19, 2023

A coalition of clean energy advocates celebrates new legislation in Minnesota, which will increase access to clean energy and local solar across the state.  READ MORE


On WBHM: Advocates warn of a ‘dollar store invasion’

On WBHM: Advocates warn of a ‘dollar store invasion'

Andrew Frank

April 6, 2023

NPR affiliate station WBHM reported on the rapid expansion of dollar stores across the American South. Across three segments, reporter Stephan Bisha interviewed...  READ MORE