Loblaw parent company alerted competition watchdog to bread price-fixing

George Weston Ltd. and Loblaw Companies Ltd. revealed Tuesday that both the bakery owner and grocer participated in an industry-wide bread price-fixing arrangement for over a decade, but will receive immunity after tipping off Canada’s competition watchdog.

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  • Jaedo Drax

    So it received the benefit of the price fixing, and then gets away without punishment by reporting it when it was about to come to light anyway.

    This is one of those where walmart was pushing them on prices, and then they figured it would likely come to light.

  • chayisun

    Well, as if they don’t have enough dough already. I assume we shall now see a significant drop in the price of bread and other various products from the George Weston Company? No? Well, I am SHOCKED that this could happen! I’m going to blame DONALD TRUMP! I’d blame that meathead in Ottawa but he wouldn’t have a clue as to what this is all about.

  • Are these guys Liberal supporters?

  • Linda1000

    Well, here’s my hot tip for non-fattening food shopping this holiday season. Buy Satsuma mandarins PLU 11119 product of U.S.A (guessing California) in Superstores now so likely in Loblaws also. They are very expensive but so good ($7.77/kg so about 8/9 oranges cost $9.59). I don’t care, I’m going to buy more. These are the best mandarins I’ve found in years and are like the good Japanese oranges we used to get before the awful Chinese imports flooded the market.

    • Ho Hum

      Thanks for the tip! I will have to look for them. I bought two boxes of mandarins this year and wound up throwing most of them out they were so bad. I still remember as a kid in the ’60’s and ’70’s the Japanese oranges we had back then (individually wrapped in paper). They were so sweet and delicious – one of the best things about Christmas .