Amazon.com — Friend Of Merging Retailers

Law360, New York (January 16, 2014, 9:14 PM EST) -- Imagine this scenario: The Federal Trade Commission, one of our nation’s antitrust enforcers, reviews two potential mergers of office supply superstores to make sure they will not result in less competition or harm to consumers. The first involves a merger of superstores with approximately 1,000 retail locations and combined sales of $10 billion. The second proposed merger is even larger — combined, the two retailers would have approximately 1,900 retail locations and sales of approximately $17 billion. Which deal do you think the FTC would seek...
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