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This chapter discusses the FTC’s court challenge, in 2001, to the proposed merger of two baby food producers, Heinz and Beech-Nut. The chapter describes the economic issues at stake in the litigation, with a particular focus on the possibility that efficiencies could justify a merger in an industry in which post-merger concentration would be high.
Oxford University Press
antitrust, mergers, efficiency defense
Antitrust and Trade Regulation | Law
Baker, Jonathan, "Efficiencies and High Concentration: Heinz Proposes to Acquire Bech-Nut (2001) in The Antitrust Revolution: Economics, Competition, and Policy, 5th edition" (2008). Contributions to Books. 125.