Supervalu sues chocolate giants for collusion

Posted March 30, 2010 at 5:07 p.m.

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From the Minneapolis Star Tribune | Supervalu, the operator of Jewel-Osco and Albertson’s stores, has sued the largest U.S. chocolate makers for collusion. Supervalu claims that beginning in 2002, the chocolate candy makers Hershey Co., Mars Inc., Nestle USA and Cadbury PLC regularly increased prices, primarily by mid-single digit to double digit amounts.

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