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Predatory Retail Chains and What Communities Need from Antitrust Enforcers

May 23, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Farm Action’s Angela Huffman will speak at a live virtual event hosted by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) on Tuesday, May 23rd at 1:00–2:15 p.m. ET.

The rise of predatory retail chains—including Walmart, Kroger, and Dollar General—has wreaked havoc on our communities. These giants leverage their power to bully farmers and muscle out independent grocers, which has undermined our food system, left many communities without access to fresh, healthy food, and harmed our local economies.

Commissioner Alvaro Bedoya of the Federal Trade Commission will provide the keynote address, followed by a panel examining the ways these dominant retailers exert their power, how community leaders are fighting back, and what federal leaders must do to cultivate fairness in our food system. Speakers are listed below.

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  • Commissioner Alvaro Bedoya, Federal Trade Commission
  • Q&A Moderated by Stacy Mitchell, Co-Executive Director, Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Panel Discussion

  • Angela Huffman, Co-Founder and Vice President, Farm Action
  • Aaron Johnson, Founder and Owner, Oasis Fresh Market in North Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Rev. Dr. Donald Perryman, Senior Pastor, The Center of Hope Community Baptist Church in Toledo, Ohio
  • Moderated by Rana Foroohar, Global Business Columnist and an Associate Editor at the Financial Times



May 23, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Virtual Event