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Robinson-Patman Ascendant?

BY | January 24, 2023

It almost goes without saying that Walmart gets the best prices, which are then passed on to customers in the store. You go to Walmart for deals because Walmart gets…

It almost goes without saying that Walmart gets the best prices, which are then passed on to customers in the store. You go to Walmart for deals because Walmart gets deals. But this wasn’t always the prevailing American view. In the depths of the Great Depression, a distrust of competition festered, as well as an animosity to big business: primarily, the big chain stores of the day. Enter the Robinson-Patman Act (aka, “RPA”). The RPA’s primary provision directly attacked the notion that

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