On 10 August 2011, the OFT announced its decision to impose fines totalling £49.51 million on four supermarkets (Asda, Safeway, Sainsbury’s and Tesco) and four dairy processors (Dairy Crest, McLelland, The Cheese Company and Wiseman) in relation to its dairy products retail pricing investigation. The OFT’s investigation concluded that the supermarkets co-ordinated price increases for certain dairy products in 2002 and/or 2003 by indirectly exchanging their future retail pricing intentions with each other via the dairy processors, thereby infringing the Chapter I prohibition of the Competition Act 1998 (Act).