Price-Fixing Probe Is Bitter Pill For Candy Makers

Law360, New York (February 11, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Adding another layer to the suspicion surrounding the world's biggest chocolate makers, German antitrust regulators reportedly have raided the offices of seven candy makers amid fears that the group conspired to artificially raise the price of chocolate.

On Monday, Reuters reported that a representative of the German Federal Cartel Office revealed that its antitrust investigators searched the premises of seven chocolate makers, hunting for evidence that the companies plotted to jack up prices.

While roundly denying the charges, the accused, including Mars, Ritter, Nestle and Kraft...
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