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Big Box Stores – Too Big & Too Powerful

In a new study, the Federal Trade Commission found that big retailers threatened to punish suppliers unless they got first dibs on food and household goods during the pandemic — what we call “access discrimination.” Senior Researcher Ron Knox explains these anti-competitive tactics in The American Prospect, and recommends what the agency should do next. “There remains a question about whether and how the antitrust laws might apply to the kind of access discrimination the FTC found.”

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