GOVERNMENT: Seven Out of One?

When the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. paid out $175,000 in fines early this year for violation of the antitrust laws, the company thought that its fight with the Government was ended. A. & P. had been found guilty of using its mass buying power to get not only preferential prices but also the pick of the product from food producers. The Government had also made much of the fact that A. & P. used the profits from its non-retail operations (manufacturing & processing) to cut the prices in its retail stores, thus making it harder for other...

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