Save-On-Foods denies involvement in price fixing, to issue gift cards nonetheless

By James Peters
December 22, 2017 - 2:06pm Updated: December 22, 2017 - 4:11pm

KAMLOOPS — A second major Canadian grocery chain is offering customers a $25 gift card in light of a price-fixing scheme admitted to by a commercial bread supplier.

But Save-On-Foods President Darrell Jones is adamant his company was not involved in price-fixing, nor had any knowledge of what was going on.

In a news release, Jones says the higher bread prices have affected some Save-On-Foods customers.

In response, the chain will give each existing member of its More Rewards program a $25 gift card, and Jones says Save-On-Foods will seek compensation from the bread suppliers involved.

Details on how the gift cards are to be distributed will be released in the coming days.

Loblaw Companies admitted its guilt in the price-fixing scheme earlier this week.

Save-On-Foods is part of the Jim Pattison Group, corporate owners of the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group.

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