Supervalu Accuses Hershey, Others Of Chocolate Cartel

Law360, New York (March 30, 2010, 6:35 PM EDT) -- Grocery chain Supervalu Inc. has become the latest major retailer to accuse The Hershey Co. and a host of other chocolate makers of fixing the prices for chocolate candy in the U.S. in order to combat a stagnating market for the products.

The complaint — filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania — claims that Hershey, along with Cadbury PLC, Mars Inc. and Nestle USA Inc., hatched a plan to maintain artificially high prices in response to diminishing prospects for...
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