Germany Fines Kraft, Others €30M Over Coffee Cartel

Law360, New York (June 9, 2010, 5:56 PM EDT) -- Germany's antitrust watchdog fined eight coffee roasters — including local units of Kraft Foods Inc. and Luigi Lavazza SpA — roughly €30 million ($35.9 million) Wednesday for allegedly fixing prices for bulk customers.

The Bundeskartellamt also fined the Hamburg-based German Coffee Association and 10 employees deemed responsible for the activities in the so-called out-of-house market, which supplies bulk purchasers with roasted coffee beans.

Tchibo GmbH, Kraft Foods Außer Haus Service GmbH, J.J. Darboven GmbH & Co. KG, Melitta SystemService GmbH & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft, Luigi Lavazza Deutschland...
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