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German coffee roasters and price rigging

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The German Cartel Office has, again, fined a few of the biggest German coffee roasters to a total of 30,000,000 Euros because of price rigging. Among the fined are

  • Tchibo
  • J.J. Darboven
  • Melitta
  • Kraft Foods
  • Seeberger
  • Westhoff
  • Lavazza, Germany
  • Segafredo Zanetti, Germany

The roaster Dallmayr went without fine because of self-denunciation.

Source: Financial Times Deutschland

…rather gives the term “Frühstückskartell” (“breakfast cartel”, literally) a second meaning.

Background: Firms that agree with each other, either formally or informally, to sell goods to a certain price, consequently undermining the free market are guilty of “price rigging”, an illegal operation in Germany.


Written by theinversecook

9 June 2010 at 16:14

Posted in food