A Mars A Day Helps You Work Rest And Get Fined 4.5 Mln Euros

Germany's Federal Cartel Office, the Bundeskartellamt, has fined Mars Inc. a record 4.5 million euros for having acquired pet food producer Nutro Products, Inc. without it's approval.

According to the Bundeskartellamt, the acquisition would have further strengthened Mars' already dominant prescence in the German market for dry dog food.

Mars' brands sold in Germany include Pedigree, Frolic, Chappi, Cesar, Whiskas, Kitekat and Sheba.