Announced Actions for November 18, 1997

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Petitions to reopen and modify or set aside orders: The FTC has received a petition from the following entity seeking changes in, or termination of, an FTC order. The FTC is seeking public comments on the newly-received petition for 30 days, until December 20.

  • Harold A. Honickman of Pennsauken, N.J. has petitioned the FTC to reopen and modify a July 1991 consent order (modified in July 1992 and March 1993) to end his obligation to obtain prior approval before acquiring the assets of or the rights related to any bottling operation in the New York metropolitan area. Prior approval is required under the 1991 consent order settling charges that Honickman's 1987 acquisition of Seven-Up Brooklyn substantially reduced competition in the production, distribution and sale of carbonated soft drink brands in the New York Metropolitan area. (Honickman later sold his interest in Seven-Up Brooklyn.) (See news releases dated May 1, 1991; Nov. 6, 1991; Nov. 17, 1992; and March 3, 1993 for more details regarding the consent order; Docket No. 9233.) Staff contact is Daniel Ducore, 202-326-2526.

Comments on the petition should be addressed to the FTC, Office of the Secretary, 6th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20580. Copies of the documents referenced above are available from the FTC's Public Reference Branch, Room 130, at the same address; 202-326-2222; TTY for the hearing impaired 1-866-653-4261. To find out the latest news as it is announced, call the FTC NewsPhone recording at 202-326-2710. FTC news releases and other materials also are available on the Internet at the FTC's World Wide Web site at:

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