In Joint Comments to Federal Trade Commission, AIB Members Oppose Recently Approved Staples-Essendant Merger
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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently approved a merger between office-supply chain Staples and Essendant, one of just two national wholesale companies upon which independent office products dealers rely — giving control of this important supplier to one of their biggest competitors. In joint … Read More

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