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

Small Businesses Rise Up

Date: 1 Dec 2022 | posted in: Building Local Power, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On this episode of Building Local Power, three members of ILSR’s Independent Business team, Lauren Gellatly, Katy Milani, and Kennedy Smith, answer: What challenges are small, independent businesses facing? And what legislative solutions are on the way? … 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

“Trustbusting Is Making a Comeback”: Stacy Mitchell’s Keynote at the National Rural Grocery Summit:

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

ILSR Co-Director Stacy Mitchell gave a barnburner keynote address at the National Rural Grocery Summit, where she detailed how monopolistic corporations are squeezing independent businesses and farmers out of the market — and the antimonopoly comeback that is fighting to resurrect our antitrust laws.… Read More

More Cities Pass Laws to Block Dollar Store Chains

Date: 26 Sep 2019 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Fueled by easy cash from Wall Street, two dominant chains are opening thousands of dollar stores across urban and rural communities, and causing economic distress nationwide. Inspired by ILSR’s research, a growing number of cities, including Birmingham, Cleveland, and New Orleans, are now taking legislative action to block new dollar stores and support local grocery store development instead. We take a closer look at this national movement. … Read More

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