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Wholesale Grocery Suppliers Beat Antitrust Suit

Law360, New York (January 14, 2013, 6:14 PM EST) -- A Minnesota federal judge Friday dismissed the claims of the two remaining plaintiffs in a suit alleging wholesale grocery suppliers SuperValu Inc. and C&S Wholesale Grocers Inc. conspired to inflate prices by entering into a noncompete agreement.

U.S. District Judge Ann D. Montgomery granted the defendants' summary judgment motion in a Jan. 11 opinion, finding that D&G Inc. and DeLuca’s Market Corp. failed to demonstrate how the two largest U.S. wholesale grocery companies harmed competition when they swapped distribution centers located in each other’s territories and...
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