Date: May 10, 2019
FFMI SALUTES SMALL BUSINESSES STANDING UP AGAINST AMAZON
With Amazon Doing Everything In Its Power To Crush The Competition, FFMI Calls For Leveling The Playing Field To Support Small Businesses
In recognition of National Small Business Day, the Free & Fair Markets Initiative released the following statement from chief spokesperson Robert B. Engel.
“Today and every day, we stand with the small business owners and entrepreneurs who sacrifice so much to make their businesses successful. But because of companies like Amazon that are tilting the playing field in their favor, too many small businesses are being forced to close their doors.
“More and more small businesses are being coerced into playing by Amazon’s rules as the company uses its dominant position to stamp out any meaningful competition. Main Street is now faced with an unwinnable choice: give in to Amazon’s terms, or get left behind.
“Instead of allowing the company to continue its crusade against independent merchants on its platform, we are calling on the Federal Trade Commission to take decisive action on protecting small businesses and help take Amazon’s foot off of the throat of small businesses nationwide.”
Watch FFMI’s video calling on small business owners to share their story about how Amazon is impacting their businesses.
ABOUT THE FREE & FAIR MARKETS INITIATIVE
The Free & Fair Markets Initiative (FFMI) is a nonprofit watchdog committed to scrutinizing Amazon’s harmful practices and promoting a fair, modern marketplace that works for all Americans. For more information on the Free & Fair Markets Initiative, click here.