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Antitrust Chronicle - Retail Grocery Sector - December 2021

Antitrust Chronicle – Retail Grocery Sector

Dear Readers, Few sectors are as vital to modern life as the grocery industry. Napoleon famously derided the United Kingdom as a “nation of shopkeepers.”...
Store Format and Buyer Power in Grocery Retail Competition - Henry C. Su

Store Format and Buyer Power in Grocery Retail Competition

Competition in grocery retail is not only about the pricing, quantity, and variety of goods offered for sale to consumers. Importantly, it also has...
The Competitive Assessment of Mergers in Retail Grocery Markets: A Basket Case - Benoit Durand

The Competitive Assessment of Mergers in Retail Grocery Markets: A Basket...

This paper shows that competition authorities in Europe have adopted very different approaches to assess the competitive effect of horizontal mergers on retail grocery...
Trends in Consumer Shopping Behavior and their Implications for Retail Grocery Merger Reviews - Dimitri Dimitropoulos, Renee M. Duplantis & Loren K. Smith

Trends in Consumer Shopping Behavior and their Implications for Retail Grocery...

Retail grocery mergers in the United States most often have been evaluated by the FTC. Through those investigations and litigations, FTC staff economists and...
Pass-Through and Competition in the Food Sector: New Data New Insights Remaining Questions - Steve McCorriston

Pass-Through and Competition in the Food Sector: New Data, New Insights,...

Current pressures on food supply chains are associated with higher food prices but the extent of the pass-through to consumers will depend on how...
Competition Issues in UK Grocery Retailing - Andrew Taylor & Nick Warren

Competition Issues in UK Grocery Retailing

Over the past 20 years, grocery retailing has probably been the sector most investigated by the UK competition authorities. Given that three quarters of...
Hub and spoke Cases in the Portuguese Grocery Sector - Ana Sofia Rodrigues, Catarina Tourais, Margarida Robalo Cordeiro, Mariana Dias, Marta Roch & Rafael Longo

Hub-and-spoke Cases in the Portuguese Grocery Sector

Resale price maintenance (“RPM”) restrictions may play an instrumental role in implementing collusive agreements downstream, in a hub-and-spoke arrangement. This is highlighted in two...
The NZCC Market Study into Retail Grocery - Andy Matthews & Danny Xie

The NZCC Market Study into Retail Grocery

The New Zealand Commerce Commission is currently undertaking its market study into the retail groceries sector. New Zealand has one of the most concentrated...

US: Union against Amazon’s Whole Foods bid

Marc Perrone, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, sees Amazon as a threat to American jobs. So on Monday, Perrone plans...

JUN-14(2)

In this issue: As Mark Katz, the Guest Editor for this issue, states: "Perhaps more than ever, tensions between suppliers and retailers have become the...
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