FTC Sues to Block Kroger, Albertsons Merger, Arguing Deal Would Raise Grocery Prices and Hurt Workers

February 27, 2024 Melissa Repko, CNBC

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said Monday that it is suing to block the merger of Kroger and Albertsons, saying the combination of the two major grocers would result in higher prices for shoppers and lower wages for workers.

National Grocers Association Statement on FTC Antitrust Lawsuit Against Amazon

September 28, 2023 National Grocers Association

The National Grocers Association (NGA) has released a statement in response to the lawsuit brought by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and 17 state attorneys general against Amazon for alleged antitrust law violations.

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NGA Response on FTC Policy Statement Regarding the Scope of Unfair Methods of Competition

November 10, 2022 National Grocers Association

The National Grocers Association (NGA) responded to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) policy statement expanding use of Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act to address unfair methods of competition. Chris Jones, NGA senior vice president of government relations and counsel issued the following statement: 

NGA Tells FTC: Economic Discrimination Hurts Competition

The National Grocers Association (NGA) submitted public comments to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on the state of competition in the grocery sector. NGA offered a first-hand account of how economic discrimination has harmed independent community grocers and consumers across the country. The comments were solicited by the FTC as it continues its 6(b) study looking into supply chain disruptions in the food and grocery sector.  

FTC Launches Inquiry into Supply Chain Disruptions

November 30, 2021 Federal Trade Commission

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.