ILSR Press Event: Sellers and Small Businesses Applaud FTC’s Amazon Lawsuit

Date: 26 Sep 2023 | posted in: agriculture, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Third-party sellers and small business leaders joined the Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s virtual press briefing to applaud the FTC’s antitrust lawsuit against Amazon, hailing the action as a critical step to ending Amazon’s abuses and opening the online market to competition.… Read More

The Biden Administration’s Proposed Merger Guidelines: An Explainer

Date: 10 Aug 2023 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Biden Administration’s proposed merger guidelines represent a significant shift in policy from the current guidelines. If implemented, the guidelines would help stop harmful mergers that concentrate power in too few hands. Our new explainer breaks down the basics of the new merger guidelines and explains how they could reshape merger enforcement, the economy, and our democracy.… Read More

In The Sling: When Confronting Amazon’s Anticompetitive Conduct, the FTC Should Invoke Its Section 5 Authority

Date: 10 Jul 2023 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

As the Federal Trade Commission sets its sights on challenging Amazon’s dominance in online retail, Ron Knox argues in The Sling that the agency must leverage its most potent weapon against anticompetitive behavior: Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act.… Read More

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

Date: 14 Oct 2022 | posted in: Press Release, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

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

A Short-Term Win, A Long-Term Target

Date: 6 Oct 2022 | posted in: Building Local Power | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On this episode of Building Local Power Alejandro Roark, the Chief of Consumer and Governmental Affairs at the FCC tells a captivating journey of his career from working at the Hispanic Technology and Telecommunications Partnership all the way to his current career at the Federal Communications Commission. He speaks about his LGBTQ inclusion work, racial and economic justice in the telecommunications sector, collective action, and how the ACP is filling an immediate and vital need. ILSR’s Sean Gonsalves weighs in on how to strategize for longer term Internet solutions that will make our broadband economy more fair and equitable.… Read More

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