A retail discount minefield

The idea of a 'waterbed effect', where the power of large retailers affects the supplier terms of smaller competitors, is compelling, but policymakers should be careful not to overreact to such complaints.

When a major retailer uses its countervailing power (or 'market muscle') to negotiate better terms from suppliers, should policymakers be concerned?


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