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Israeli Regulator Raids Supermarket Chains

 |  November 9, 2021

The offices of Israeli supermarket chain Shufersal and food producer Strauss Group have been raided by the country’s competition watchdog, the companies announced on Tuesday, November 9.

In a regulatory filing in Tel Aviv, Shufersal stated its corporate offices were searched, computers and documents were taken, and the company’s CEO was questioned.

Strauss, a maker of snacks, fresh food and coffee, also announced that materials were taken and senior and other company officials were questioned.

The competition authority separately stated it had opened an investigation and is looking at a number of suppliers and chain stores on suspicion of breaches of competition law. It did not provide further details.

In a statement to Reuters, Shufersal stated, “The company acts in accordance with the law and will cooperate fully with law enforcement authorities.”

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