Mike And Ike Maker Says Distributor Can’t Claim Exclusivity

Law360, New York (December 16, 2013, 5:41 PM EST) -- Just Born Inc., maker of candies like Mike and Ikes and Hot Tamales, accused Summit Foods Enterprises Inc. last week of hurting its business by erroneously claiming exclusive repackaging and distribution rights for Just Born's candies in movie theaters.

Just Born's complaint, filed last Friday in Pennsylvania federal court, said that while the two companies did agree on a deal in 2012 for Summit to act as the exclusive distributor of Just Born's candies in the movie theater concession industry, there was never a formal contract,...
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