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Message Subject A Louisiana Grocery Store is Forced to Raise Milk Prices by State Regulators
Poster Handle Sbert
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The reason why the some states say it's illegal to sell things below cost or in this case 6% above invoice is because big companies can outprice the small mom and pop stores.

You get a big supermarket chain selling milk at a loss, brings in all the customers. A smaller chain, or a single store can't afford to do that without rolling the dice and having people just coming in buying milk and leaving.

It's to protect the smaller businesses.

Big business (walmart in particular) has turned the landscape around a bit. It's why we have antitrust and break up monopolies.
 
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