Canada accuses Nestle and Mars of price-fixing chocolate

The charges may bolster a similar U.S. case against chocolate makers

Chocolate is delicious; price-fixing, a little less so. Now Canada, along with plaintiffs in the U.S., has the bitter taste of price-fixing in its mouth, and is accusing chocolate makers of collusion.

On June 6, Canada’s Competition Bureau filed formal charges against Nestle Canada and Mars Canada, accusing the companies of a conspiracy to fix the price of their chocolate candies in Canada. In a separate case, the bureau anticipates that Hershey Co.’s Canadian unit will plead guilty to one count of price-fixing, Thomson Reuters reports.

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