A news reveals the weavings of some food companies in order to monopolize the price of various items, although some years ago of the situation that we summarize below, surely these types of actions continue to happen today.
The Spanish antitrust authority discovered that Novartis, Nestlé and two Spanish companies (Alter Farmacia y Laboratorios Odesa), had Illegally agreed on the retail price of some products, especially children's and cosmetic products. The competition is necessary if there is an aspiration to improve and provide quality products to the consumer, a monopoly does nothing but set the quality and price that is wanted, hence business mergers are supervised and possible agreements such as the one that They made the aforementioned companies. The performance of these companies undermined the Law on the Defense of Competition, after the detection of irregularities, the relevant fines were imposed on the companies in question (seeing the number of fines, they are insignificant for companies of this size, for For example, Nestlé was fined 29 million of the old pesetas), however the companies did not agree with the measure adopted by the Court of Defense of Competition.
After several appeals filed, companies have gained considerable time trying to avoid paying the fine and have been sentenced twice by the courts, the appeals filed have not served them anything, well yes, a company has been saved from it Novartis The rest of the companies still do not pay a fine that has increased considerably.
We will still attend more resources brought by companies, history remains for a while. The friendly face of the food companies through the media combined with news of this kind, make us see more clearly the wolf disguised as a sheep waiting to handle the flock (consumers) at will. We would like to know your opinion about this situation, do you share it with us?