PUBLIX SUIT CLAIMS 3M IN MONOPOLY PRACTICES

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Publix Super Markets here filed an antitrust lawsuit against 3M, St. Paul, Minn., the maker of Scotch tape and Post-it Notes, for allegedly using anticompetitive and monopolistic practices to drive up tape prices.Publix alleged that through the use of bundled rebates and exclusionary contracts, 3M eliminated competitors from the marketplace, according to documents filed with the

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Publix Super Markets here filed an antitrust lawsuit against 3M, St. Paul, Minn., the maker of Scotch tape and Post-it Notes, for allegedly using anticompetitive and monopolistic practices to drive up tape prices.

Publix alleged that through the use of bundled rebates and exclusionary contracts, 3M eliminated competitors from the marketplace, according to documents filed with the federal court in Philadelphia. Under the bundled rebate program, the price of tape is ti

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