Grocer Drops Claims Stop & Shop Tried To Freeze Out Rival

Law360 (March 19, 2018, 8:47 PM EDT) -- A supermarket chain that lodged federal antitrust claims accusing a Stop & Shop of blocking its efforts to build a ShopRite in an attempt to remain Wyckoff, New Jersey’s sole grocer has dropped its suit, according to settlement documents filed Monday.

ShopRite operator Inserra Supermarkets Inc. and the Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. Inc. have “amicably resolved” Inserra’s claims that Stop & Shop engaged in anticompetitive practices, including the use of sham petitions and legal challenges to local government approvals, to prevent Inserra from building a...
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