MADISON — The
Woodman's grocery store chain is suing Clorox Corp., alleging
In a lawsuit
filed in federal court in Madison, Woodman's says Clorox will only
make large packs of products available to warehouse clubs,
including Costco and Sam's Club.
Janesville-based Woodman's says that's a violation of federal law
which prohibits anti-competitive practices, including price
The State Journal
reports the lawsuit says Clorox told Woodman's it was changing its
marketing strategy and creating the "right assortment"
of sizes and brands for different retailers based on their
shoppers. Woodman's says that will hurt its ability to compete
with the warehouse clubs.
Clorox says the
lawsuit is without merit and plans to vigorously defend its