The chocolate manufacturing giants have been accused of collaborating in fixing the prices of their chocolate products in Canada. These criminal charges are backed up by evidence gathered over a five-year period. The two companies have pleaded “not guilty” and will fight the charges.
Mars’ legal representative, S. Nick Errs has issued a statement, “Mars can’t be accused of such a ridiculous charge. We are only doing what every other manufacturer does.”
The statement continues, “We have done far worse than fixing the prices of our products. Over the years, we have ensured that our profit margins constantly increase by making our chocolate bars smaller, retaining the original price, and sustainably abusing the farmers who outsource us their cocoa.”
It has also been reported that Mars will be mobilizing M&M Team 6 to raid the compounds of consumer rights groups, advocates, and agencies. The Special Forces team has been active since 1995 and has conducted several successful missions, including Operation: Unpaid Labor. In an accompanying release, Mars states, “We will not stand idly by while our freedom to violate consumer rights is taken from our hands.”
Meanwhile, citing a recent survey, Nestle’s lawyers claim that consumers of it’s chocolates products don’t care about price fixing or any other misdeed that might have occurred on behalf of the two companies, as long as they can “always buy and eat the chocolates”.