Successes & Messes: When productive collaboration among competitors dries up

The U.S. raisin industry tries to rebound from falling sales and infighting.

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Industry rivals need to strike a balance between maximizing profits through competition and cooperating on ways to strengthen their market. Become overly competitive, and they risk fostering conflict and constricting innovation. Collaborate in the wrong ways, and they could end up cutting ethical corners or even breaking the law.
When an industry is struggling, this balance

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