US: Union against Amazon’s Whole Foods bid

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 to file a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission, arguing that letting Amazon buy Whole Foods would trigger a wave of store closures and eventually quash customer choice. Last month, […]

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 defining feature of the grocery industry worldwide. These tensions have also frequently formed the basis for interventions by competition enforcement authorities in this sector.” We’re looking at some of those interventions, […]

The Promotion of Competition in the Food Sector in Israel

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Keren Cohen, Tal Eyal-Boger, Amit Zac, Jun 30, 2014 The past couple of years have seen many significant and influential developments in Israeli competition law and in the enforcement authorities of the General Director of the Israeli Antitrust Authority, inter alia, against the […]

Merger Enforcement in U.S. Food Industry Markets

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Logan Breed, Wesley Carson, Jun 30, 2014 During the Obama Administration, the U.S. competition authorities have made food and agriculture a priority for antitrust enforcement. These efforts, undertaken by both the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice and the Bureau of Competition […]

Regional Competition Center for Latin America presents: Competition Challenges in the Supermarket Sector

Regional Competition Center for Latin America presents: Competition Challenges in the Supermarket Sector – by Emek Basker (University of Missouri) and Michael Noel* (Noel Economic Research) (Click here for a PDF version of the article.) *Emek Basker is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri and an expert on the supermarket sector. Michael […]

Rules on Retailer-Supplier Relationships in the Competition Policy of the Russian Federation: How and Why Misunderstanding Economics Threatens the Competitiveness of the Sector

Svetlana Avdasheva, Andrey Shastitko, Jul 27, 2012 The Law ‘On Trade,’ adopted in the Russian Federation at the end of 2009, introduced a set of rules that regulate the terms of contracts between food suppliers and retail chains. The legal requirements are very different to any regulations employed in other countries (including the Grocery Supply […]

Monopoly in Chains: Antitrust and the Great A&P

Marc Levinson, Dec 13, 2011 Accompanying Interview: Besides the article summarized below, we’re pleased to present an interview with Marc Levinson, author of the new book, The Great A&P and the Struggle for Small Business in America. Among the interesting topics he discusses are the similarities between the Occupy Wall Street movement and the anti-chain […]

Concentration, Contracting and Competition: Problems In Using The Packers & Stockyards Act To Supplement Antitrust

Michael Sykuta, Apr 29, 2010 The past two decades have witnessed significant changes in the structure and organization of the agriculture sector. Virtually every stage of the agrifood value chain in the United States, from farm inputs to farming to processing to retail, has experienced increased consolidation. These changes have been accompanied by an unprecedented […]

Changing Emphasis: How Whole Foods Advances the FTC’s Efforts to Transform Merger Litigation

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle William Baer, Deborah Feinstein, Sep 01, 2008 Last month’s Whole Foods decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit can be viewed from a variety of perspectives. Our focus in this commentary is how the decision is likely to reinforce […]

FTC v. Whole Foods: Which Standards? Which Substitutes?

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Timothy Brennan, Sep 01, 2008 If email traffic over the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Section “conversation” list is any indication, the recent 2-1 decision by a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit Court in FTC v. Whole Foods […]