Retailer Market Power
From: Grocery Story
This chapter describes retailer market power– current and historical– in the United States, as well as efforts to contain this power. The 1980s and the US Regan administration’s "laisse faire" approach reversed a century of anti-trust enforcement. Leveraged buyouts and the rise of Walmart (leaving a trail of competing chain bankruptcies) is described. The chapter ends with a QR code to an online resouce of U.S. and Canadian grocery giants and the many banners they operate.