Merged Snack Co. Is Stingy With Cape Cod Chips, Suit Says

Law360, New York (November 30, 2012, 6:55 PM EST) -- A handful of New York food distributors on Friday sued snack-maker Snyder's-Lance Inc., claiming they were squeezed out of shelf space and denied access to Cape Cod chips in beach of their contracts after the 2010 merger between cracker giant Lance Inc. and the Snyder's of Hanover Inc. pretzel empire.

Snyder's-Lance Inc. has breached contracts with local distributors in the wake of its $312 million tie-up, handing chip contracts to an exclusive distributor and promoting Lance's brands at the expense of Snyder's legacy distributors, according to...
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