Valassis Communications, Inc., In the Matter of

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In the Matter of Valassis Communications, Inc.
FTC Matter/File Number:

0510008

Docket Number:

C-4160

Enforcement Type:

Part 2 Consents

Case Summary

Valassis, a leading producer of free-standing newspaper inserts (FSIs) in the United States, has settled charges that it attempted to collude with News America Marketing, its only FSI rival, to eliminate competition between the two companies. Under the consent order settling the FTC’s complaint, Valassis is barred from engaging in collusive agreements with other FSI publishers or attempting to collude with its competitors.