Two ice cream suppliers have filed suit against Trader Joe’s, saying the specialty retailer dropped them as suppliers then coerced other vendors to stop working with them. The case, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court by Natural Dairy Products and Dairy Smart Inc., alleges that Monrovia, Calif.-based Trader Joe’s coerced product suppliers and manufacturers to get companies to cancel contracts with NDP and Dairy Smart. Grievances in the complaint include intentional interference ...
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