Spain Investigates Colomer Role In Bath Gel Cartel

Law360, New York (February 16, 2010, 1:23 PM EST) -- Spain's competition regulator has opened a probe into the Colomer Group Spain SL, the latest inquiry in an investigation into an alleged shower gel industry cartel that has already led to €8.3 million ($11.6 million) in fines against several other companies, including Sara Lee Corp. and Colgate-Palmolive Co.

The country's National Competition Commission launched an investigation into whether Colomer — which sells Revlon and several other cosmetics brands in Spain — participated in an illegal cartel to fix and raise the price of bath gel, CNC...
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