The Brewers Association (BA) submitted comments to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) concerning the agency’s revised draft Merger Guidelines. In the comments, the BA applauds the general direction of the revised guidelines and believes that if coupled with more rigorous enforcement by federal competition (antitrust) authorities, the policies reflected in the revised guidelines will help give small and independent businesses more opportunities to thrive in an economy that has experienced too much consolidation over the past decades.
Pete Johnson serves as the State & Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Brewers Association (BA). He joined the BA at its inception in 2005, having previously worked as Programs Director for the Brewers Association of America. Before coming to the small brewing industry in 2001, Pete worked for 14 years with both state and federal elected officials in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.See Pete Johnson's Articles