ALBANY, N.Y. -- The Clorox Co. has informed the New York State Attorney General's office here that it has no plans to eliminate coupons in western New York.
udes the Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse markets, the state attorney general's office reported.
In March, the office's antitrust bureau began an investigation to determine if manufacturers and retailers colluded to eliminate coupons or reduce their number in western New York. The probe, which is pending, followed an announcement in February by Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, that it would stop issuing coupons in the region. Eleven companies have been subpeonaed in the probe, including P&G, Clorox, Wegmans Food Markets, P&C Food Markets, Tops Markets and Kimberly-Clark Corp.
"The Clorox Co. acted as a responsible corporate citizen by clarifying that it plans to continue couponing," Dennis Vacco, New York attorney general, said in a statement.