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The Robinson-Patman Act: Everyone Old Is New Again

BY | January 24, 2023

Originally passed in the mid-1930s to protect small grocery businesses in the face of fast-growing chain supermarkets that could negotiate steep discounts for bulk purchases, the Robinson-Patman Act prohibits price…

Originally passed in the mid-1930s to protect small grocery businesses in the face of fast-growing chain supermarkets that could negotiate steep discounts for bulk purchases, the Robinson-Patman Act prohibits price discrimination to protect against unfair competition. Over the past several decades as efficiency and consumer welfare took center stage in the antitrust academy, policy and common law, the Robinson-Patman Act has become a disfavored relic of antitrust law, with DOJ and FTC enforcemen

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