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US: Leading grocery wholesalers relieved of restraint-of-trade charges

 |  January 16, 2013

A Minneapolis federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit against Supervalu and C&S Wholesale Grocers, ruling that the two largest grocery wholesalers in the US did not hamper competition in the market with their 2003 agreement over distribution regions. The agreement, which included some non-compete clauses, pertained to a swap of distribution regions in the Midwest and New England. The two were sued in 2009 by two supermarkets, but US Distrit Judge Ann Montgomery has ruled that the supermarkets failed to prove enough evidence of “unreasonable restraint of trade” resulting from the deal.


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