Coffee Roasters

GERMAN COFFEE ROASTERS FINED FOR PRICE-FIXING

At the end of 2009, Germany’s anti-trust regulator fined coffee roasters Tchibo, Melitta Kaffee and Alois Dallmayr Kaffee OHG and six managers at the firms a total of €159.5 million (US$229 million) for price fixing. The companies set up a cartel which the regulator said had fixed prices for coffee beans, espresso, and filtered coffee. …

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