Impact on consumer prices minimal, say suppliers' customers

Distributors import live chickens from farms in Malaysia and slaughter them here for sale at restaurants, supermarkets, hotels, wet market stalls and hawker stalls.
Distributors import live chickens from farms in Malaysia and slaughter them here for sale at restaurants, supermarkets, hotels, wet market stalls and hawker stalls.PHOTO: ST FILE

Hours after being served notice of the heavy fines they were slapped with yesterday, all 13 fresh chicken distributors implicated in cartel activities declined to comment or did not respond when contacted by The Straits Times.

The infringement decision by the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) issued on the same day capped four years of investigations into the collusion of suppliers to increase prices and avoid competition between 2007 and 2014.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 13, 2018, with the headline 'Impact on consumer prices minimal, say suppliers' customers'. Print Edition | Subscribe