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News Brief: Chocolate Conspiracy

Are you still getting change back for your dollar when you buy a candy bar? Or are you breaking a second bill? How much do those bars cost, anyway?

If you’re buying candy in Canada, the answer seems to be “too much.” The Canadian Competition Board has alleged a conspiracy among major candy manufacturers to inflate prices between 2001 and 2008. A class action lawsuit in the name of a decade’s worth of  candy eating seeks to recover millions in damages. Named companies include Nestle Canada, Hershey Canada, Mars Canada, and Cadbury Adams Canada.

The suit was originally filed in 2008. On Friday (June 8), the Supreme Court of British Columbia approved a partial settlement.  (more…)

June 15, 2010 at 8:22 am Leave a comment


Candy: A Century of Panic and Pleasure

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