Bread companies referred to Competition Tribunal

Staff Reporter

Pioneer Foods and Foodcorp have been referred to the Competition Tribunal for their alleged role in a bread price-fixing cartel, the Competition Commission said on Wednesday. The two companies could be fined 10% of their annual turnover for the 2006/2007 financial year.

Competition Commission chokes on new bread price

Tiisetso Motsoeneng

The South African competition watchdog the Competition Commission on Wednesday slammed bread price increases, saying the "blatant profiteering is an insult to the nation". Bread maker Tiger Brands on Monday implemented price increases on its Albany bread brand.