“Antitrust enforcers are again embracing their responsibility,” Stacy Mitchell Says of DOJ Lawsuit Against Google in Online Ads Market

Date: 24 Jan 2023 | posted in: Press Release, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Mitchell proclaims in the statement, “Google actively extracts resources from communities that need them most and threatens a free, local press that lies at the heart of our democracy.”… 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

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

Date: 1 Nov 2022 | posted in: Press Release, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

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

“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

Statement on FTC Commissioner Bedoya’s Call for Fairness to be Main Goal of Antitrust Enforcement

Date: 22 Sep 2022 | posted in: Press Release, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Commissioner Bedoya made a powerful case that the guiding aim of antitrust should be fairness, including fairness for small businesses. This would represent a fundamental shift for the agency, which has long allowed misguided ideas about “efficiency” to trump fairness. … Read More

Report: How New Federal Antimerger Guidelines Can Roll Back Corporate Concentration and Build Local Power

Date: 29 Jun 2022 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Earlier this year the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice announced plans to revise their merger guidelines, setting the stage for a new era in antitrust regulation. ILSR’s new report details how new federal antimerger guidelines can restore competition and build local power. … Read More

In the Minnesota Reformer: Can Amazon Compete?

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

As Amazon dominates the shipping services market and makes record profits, small businesses, warehouse workers, and delivery drivers pay the price. Stacy Mitchell wrote in the Minnesota Reformer how Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s bill will put a stop to this predatory behavior and force tech giants to compete on a level playing field.… Read More

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