Cooking oil cartel’s ‘closed list’

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Johannesburg - The consumer goods behemoth Unilever entered into a number of written agreements with Malaysian-owned Sime Darby Hudson & Knight, among them an explicit “non-compete” list of products.

This is the main basis of the case for market division referred to the Competition Commission this week around Unilever’s alleged cartel conduct in the margarine and cooking oil market.

Unilever controls the Stork, Rama and Flora brands.

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