Economic Liberties’ Statement on DOJ’s New Antitrust Suit Against U.S. Sugar Corporation

November 23, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — The American Economic Liberties Project released the following statement in response to a new antitrust lawsuit filed by The Department of Justice to stop United States Sugar Corporation (U.S. Sugar) from acquiring Imperial Sugar Company (Imperial Sugar).

The Department of Justice recognizes that American grocery bills are skyrocketing because a small number of corporations have monopolized the U.S. food system,” said Sarah Miller, Executive Director of the American Economic Liberties Project. “By challenging U.S. Sugar’s acquisition of its rival, Imperial Sugar, DOJ is taking steps to address this crisis, fighting for a more competitive marketplace, standing up for small sugar farmers, and helping to add resilience to already fragile food supply chains.”

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The American Economic Liberties Project works to ensure America’s system of commerce is structured to advance, rather than undermine, economic liberty, fair commerce, and a secure, inclusive democracy. Economic Liberties believes true economic liberty means entrepreneurs and businesses large and small succeed on the merits of their ideas and hard work; commerce empowers consumers, workers, farmers, and engineers instead of subjecting them to discrimination and abuse from financiers and monopolists; foreign trade arrangements support domestic security and democracy; and wealth is broadly distributed to support equitable political power.