Critical Case Study Analysis: George Weston Ltd. and Loblaw Companies Ltd. Bread Price-Fixing

Introduction In our daily lives, we see power differences. When these power differences are related to criminal activity, this is seen as White-Collar Crime. In Sociology 3623, my peers and I have been collecting local, current, real-world examples of these cases from the media. In this paper, I will be analyzing the current case study …

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Bread Price-Fixing Analysis

In late 2017 Loblaw’s and Weston came forward acknowledging that they had participated in fixing the price of bread over a fourteen year time period. Because of their cooperation they have been granted immunity from any court action, though they are still facing a civil lawsuit from consumers. Fixing the price of bread has cost …

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Rana Plaza Factory Collapse, and interactions with Joe Fresh, Loblaws

In Bangledesh, 2013 the Rana Plaza factory collapsed killing 1129 people and, injuring 2500(+) more .  The building housed a bank, many small shops, apartments, and clothing factory's. Days leading up to the collapse, the banks and shops closed upon noticing that the building had cracks appearing; but the factory workers were ordered to continue …

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Rana Plaza Disaster Highlights Grim Conditions of Bangladesh’s Garment Factory Industry

On April 24th, 2013, Rana Plaza in Dhaka, Bangladesh crumbled to the ground, killing over 1,100 people and injuring approximately 2,500. The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association president confirmed that 3,639 workers were in the building at the time of the collapse. (Siddiqui, 2014). The eight-story building housed local shops, a bank, and several …

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The Rana Plaza Tragedy

On Wednesday April 24th, 2013, tragedy struck the country of Bangladesh.   Considered one of the deadliest garment-factory accidents in history (Fairchild, 2013), the Rana Plaza, in the district of Dhaka, collapsed due to structural damage. Once an eight-story commercial building, the Plaza crumbled to nothing but a heap of concrete and fabric bolts. The building …

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