ICLE on Labor and the Kroger Merger

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ICLE commentary on labor-monopsony issues raised by the Kroger/Albertsons merger was cited in a New York Times column on the subject. You can read the full piece here.

It’s not clear, though, whether judges who have handled antitrust cases the old way will be open to the new one. There’s already pushback from Kroger and Albertsons. “Fundamentally, the market for labor in the retail sector is highly competitive, with workers having a wide range of alternative employment options,” four experts from the International Center for Law and Economics wrote in an article posted on a pro-merger website with material from the two companies.