Retailers Bitter About Price of Sweets

Several retailers are seeking damages from major chocolate makers, which have been accused of anticompetitive collusion and price fixing. The sixth and latest retailer-initiated suit was filed on behalf of Giant Eagle last month. It claims the chain paid artificially inflated prices for chocolate bars, boxed chocolate and seasonal novelty chocolates produced by The Hershey Co., Hershey

PITTSBURGH — Several retailers are seeking damages from major chocolate makers, which have been accused of anticompetitive collusion and price fixing.

The sixth and latest retailer-initiated suit was filed on behalf of Giant Eagle last month.

It claims the chain paid artificially inflated prices for chocolate bars, boxed chocolate and seasonal novelty chocolates produced by The Hershey Co., Hershey Canada, Mars Inc., Mars Canada, Nestlé Canada, Nestlé S.A., Nestlé USA,

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