Amazon Has a Big Anti-Trust Problem


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Amazon Has a Big Anti-Trust Problem

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Amazon is one of the quickest growing major companies in the country and it looks destined to dominate the retail space for the next decade. It is charging hard into new area like pharmacies, logistics, cloud computing, and most recently groceries with its acquisition of Whole Foods. However, it may run into anti-trust issues either very soon, but if not, surely in due course. Trump has often commented on Amazon's "huge antitrust" issues and now the company's CEO Jeff Bezos is putting that view to the test with his major acquisition of a grocer. That said, this deal seems unlikely to cause issues because Amazon is still just a tiny drop in the US grocery business.

FINSUM : Amazon is moving across sectors and effectively trying to dominate the interface between consumers and suppliers (i.e. be the merchant in all sectors). That will inevitably put it at odds with anti-trust regulators, and in our view, rightly so.

  • Amazon
  • antritrust
  • monopoly
  • groceries
  • whole foods
  • Trump

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