Canada Competition Bureau Lays Charges in Chocolate

Canada’s competition agency said charges have been laid against Nestlé Canada Inc., Mars Canada Inc. and an independent distributor network saying they formed a cartel to raise chocolate prices.

Three individuals were also charged, the Competition Bureau said in a statement from Ottawa today. The agency has recommended that Hershey Canada Inc. receive “lenient treatment” because it cooperated with the investigation.

To contact the reporter on this story: Greg Quinn in Ottawa at gquinn1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Paul Badertscher at pbadertscher@bloomberg.net

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