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Ignoring the Lessons of Von’s Grocery: Some Thoughts on the FTC’s Opposition to the Whole Foods/Wild Oats Merger

BY | June 14, 2007

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Thomas Lambert, Jun 14, 2007 One of the most maligned antitrust decisions in history involved a merger of…

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle

Thomas Lambert, Jun 14, 2007

One of the most maligned antitrust decisions in history involved a merger of grocery store chains. Even those voices inclined toward substantial antitrust intervention believe the Supreme Court erred in its 1966 Von’s Grocery decision, which condemned the merger of the third- and sixth-largest grocery store chains in Los Angeles. Indeed, even the president of the highly interventionist American A

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