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Can an old law bring down grocery prices?

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Since 2020, grocery prices have shot up. If you’re looking to save a buck, it’s often more affordable to shop for groceries at a big retailer like Walmart. But some smaller grocers say those low prices are the result of an unfair playing field—and they’re looking to a little-used antitrust law from the 1930s as a solution. Today, we consider the Robinson-Patman Act and whether reviving it could bring consumers some relief.

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