PITTSBURGH — Giant Eagle filed a federal lawsuit last week that accuses major chocolate makers of conspiring to fix prices to limit competition, according to published reports. The Hershey Co., Mars Inc., Nestlé and Cadbury Schweppes are defendants in the suit that alleges that the companies fraudulently claimed higher material costs and raised prices by more than 15% around the same time period. The suit cites the Canadian Competition Bureau’s ongoing investigation of the companies. The ...

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