WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A Federal Trade Communication investigation based around allegations that spice giant McCormick & Co., Sparks, Md., violated the Robinson-Patman Act by paying selective discounts to food retailers could damage the reputations of retailers who may have solicited the differing payments, or even knew about them. In the wake of recent news reports, Mac Barrett, spokesman for McCormick, said the company has been cooperating with the FTC all along to comply with its ...

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