Tag: Federal Trade Commission

Federal Trade Commission: Statement of Federal Trade Commission’s Acting Director of the Bureau of Competition on the Agency’s Review of Amazon.com, Inc.’s Acquisition of Whole Foods Market Inc.

August 23, 2017 FOR RELEASE Bruce Hoffman, the Acting Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition, issued this statement on the Commission’s decision not to further pursue an investigation of Amazon.com, Inc.’s acquisition of Whole Foods Market Inc.: “The FTC conducted an investigation of this proposed acquisition to determine whether it substantially lessened




Food & Power: Farmers Ramp Up Campaign Against Bayer Takeover of Monsanto ​

The National Black Farmers Association (NBFA) last week said it plans to bring an injunction against Bayer to stop the German corporation’s $66 billion acquisition of Monsanto. The announcement comes as farmers and antitrust advocates across the country organize against the looming merger of the two agrochemical giants, which they say would have dire consequences




The Conversation: EU’s antitrust ‘war’ on Google and Facebook uses abandoned American playbook

by Ramsi Woodcock | July 13, 2017 10.44pm EDT The casual observer could be forgiven for thinking that European antitrust regulators have declared war on American tech giants. On June 27, the European Union imposed a €2.4 billion (US$2.75 billion) fine on Google for giving favorable treatment in its search engine results to its own




Food & Power: The Month In Review

Amazon to Buy Whole Foods Amazon shocked many in the food world with news two weeks ago that it plans to buy the grocery retailer Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. The news amplified concerns about Amazon’s size and growth, leading many to call for antitrust scrutiny of the deal. The deal will likely be reviewed