In Support of Antitrust Rulemaking, AIB Members Submit Comments to Federal Trade Commission on Impact of Amazon’s Platform Power
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In joint comments submitted this fall to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in regards to the agency’s latest hearings on “Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century,” Advocates for Independent Business members voiced concern that concentrated market power and … Read More

As Federal Government Seeks to Move Purchasing to an “E-Commerce Portal,” AIB Submits Comments
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As the General Services Administration, which oversees the federal government’s annual $50 billion in spending on commercial goods, develops a plan for moving that procurement onto an “e-commerce portal,” Advocates for Independent Business has submitted comments urging GSA to design a program that considers the crucial role of independent, small and medium-sized businesses play in the economy.

AIB Voices Concern Over Amazon’s Proposed Acquisition of Whole Foods, Requests Hearing
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In a letter to four leading members of Congress, AIB expressed concerns over the way Amazon’s growing market power is threatening the economic vitality of tens of thousands of independent businesses across the country, and how buying Whole Foods would allow Amazon to expand its dominance.

AIB Alerts Congress to the Impact of a Government Shutdown on Local Business
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This week the AIB and its member organizations urged Congressional leaders to work to avoid a costly government shutdown. In a letter addressed to U.S. House and Senate leaders, the coalition outlined the impact a shutdown would have on independent … Read More