On June 17, 2003, Home City Ice Company pled guilty to conspiracy in allocating packaged-ice customers and territories among its co-conspirators. The DOJ alleged that Home City along with its co-conspirators suppressed competition by allocating customers and territories in the Detroit Metropolitan area and southeastern Michigan amongst themselves. This conspiracy took place between January 2001 and July 2007.
Companies like Home City Ice market packaged ice as high-grade ice for consumption and sell them in varying size bags and blocks. Home City Ice manufacturers packaged ice in multiple locations throughout the United States.