France fines yogurt cartel 193m euros for price-fixing

French authorities have fined the country’s top yogurt makers €193m (£136m; $204m) for engaging in a price-fixing cartel for six years.

Eleven firms – representing 90% of France’s yogurt makers – were involved in setting the price of supermarket own-brand yoghurt and dairy products.

The collusion was first reported by Yoplait, which received no fines in return for exposing the cartel.

Some firms are appealing against the fines.

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