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The Great American Chocolate Bar Fine

Chocolate cartel broken up

cartel broken up

Chocolate maker Canada Inc. has pleaded guilty to fixing chocolate prices and was fined $4 million.

Hershey received lenient treatment in return for cooperating with the Competition Bureau inquiry and prosecutions against , and .

Hershey’s brands include Hershey chocolate bars, OhHenry!, Skor, Reese, Twizzlers, Glossettes, and Chipits.

Hershey’s guilty plea comes less than two weeks after criminal charges were laid against Nestlé, Mars, and ITWAL for allegedly fixing chocolate prices (see article).

Read the Competition Bureau Press Release