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NGA calls for Congressional hearings after FTC grocery report

- Retail
A day after the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released its findings that big national grocery chains exploited disruptions in the supply chain caused by the Covid pandemic to solidify their control over the market, exacerbating shortages for consumers and driving up grocery prices, the National Grocers Association is calling on key Congressional leaders to push for solutions to level the playing field.

FTC releases report on grocery supply chain disruptions during pandemic

- Retail
The Federal Trade Commission today issued a report on the causes behind grocery supply chain disruptions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kroger CEO addresses FTC merger lawsuit after Q4 2023 financial report 

- Retail
Despite a 0.8 percent drop in comparable-store sales, Kroger executives were pleased with the retailer's fourth quarter 2023 financial results which showed year-over-year increases in overall sales, operating profit, and earnings per share. 

A rough climate for corporate mergers

- Analysis
The climate for corporate mergers isn’t looking too good right now, as the supermarket retail chains Kroger and Albertsons have announced that they are delaying their highly publicized and extremely controversial merger,

Some dietitians are bad influencers

- Analysis
The FTC has sent “warning letters to two trade associations and 12 registered dieticians and other online health influencers..." Here's why.

More doubts about the Kroger-Albertsons merger

- Analysis
You have read it in every mutual funds prospectus: past performance does not guarantee future results.

Why the FTC beef with Amazon excludes grocery

- Featured
The Federal Trade Commission and 17 state attorneys general sued Amazon Inc., September 26, alleging that the online retailer is a monopolist that uses anticompetitive and unfair strategies to illegally maintain its monopoly power.

DOJ-FTC draft guidelines could snag Kroger-Albertsons merger

- Analysis
As I have said before, it is hard to imagine that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) will approve the controversial proposed merger of supermarket giants Kroger and Albertsons.

Kroger, Albertsons, and Lina Khan

- Analysis
I don’t read too many articles in the Harvard Law & Policy Review, but I read this one. It is entitled “Market Power and Inequality: The Antitrust Counterrevolution and Its Discontents,” by Lina Khan and Sandeep Vaheesan.

FTC demands information in supply chain probe

- General News
The Federal Trade Commission is ordering nine large retailers, wholesalers, and consumer good suppliers to provide detailed information that will help the FTC shed light on the causes behind ongoing supply chain disruptions and how these disruptions are causing serious and ongoing hardships for consumers and harming competition in the U.S. economy.