Business & Finance: No Groceries

The time was when Chicago meat packers had become an important factor in distributing other food products. Their widespread agencies, with 'transportation connections and refrigerator facilities, made it possible for them to distribute many grocery articles more cheaply than had been done previously.

At this stage, political interference came, based upon fears of a "Food Trust" as well as complaints by small carriers through the country from whom the packers bought. A long lawsuit followed, during which the packers proceeded to get out of the grocery business except for the sale of meat...

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