Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Posted by D. Daniel Sokol
This week the FTC voted 5-0 for the final consent order in Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (A&P)/Pathmark Stores. Between this and Whole Foods/Wild Oats, we have a better sense of what to think about US supermarket mergers. I also enjoyed the recent piece by Deborah L. Feinstein and Michael B. Bernstein (of law firm Arnold and Porter- ie, the other A&P) All Over the Map: Grocery Store Enforcement from Von's to Whole Foods in the most recent issue of Antitrust Magazine.