Britain: Sweet Justice

Britons buy more sweets than tea. In fact, at an average 25 Ibs. each per year, they are the world's most dedicated candy eaters. Hence the excitement last week after a decree handed down at London's Queen's Bench Court. There, concluding 43 days of hearings on the question of continued fixed retail prices in the candy industry, a panel of bewigged judges decided that they should be unfixed. Britain's five major candymakers—George Bassett & Co. Ltd., Cadbury Brothers Ltd., J.S. Fry & Sons Ltd., John Mackintosh & Sons Ltd., and Rowntree & Co. Ltd.—were ordered to end resale...

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