MCCORMICK, FTC IN PRICE-DISCRIMINATION TALKS

SPARKS, Md. -- McCormick & Co. here, the nation's largest spice supplier to food retailers, is in talks with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission that should lead to a non-financial settlement in a price-discrimination case in about one week, according to company reports.Allegations against the company involve three contracts out of 2,200 examined by the FTC, the company's chairman, Robert J. Lawless,

SPARKS, Md. -- McCormick & Co. here, the nation's largest spice supplier to food retailers, is in talks with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission that should lead to a non-financial settlement in a price-discrimination case in about one week, according to company reports.

Allegations against the company involve three contracts out of 2,200 examined by the FTC, the company's chairman, Robert J. Lawless, told SN. As previously reported by SN, McCormick came under fire for allegedly pay

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