The world’s largest food company, Nestlé SA, was fined by Germany’s Federal Cartel Office for illegal collusion with rivals. A March 27, 2012 e-mail statement from the Cartel Office said the amount of the fine was reduced because Nestlé cooperated with investigators. “Senior sales representatives at the companies regularly met over several years to discuss the status and the development of talks between their companies and retailers and also partially about planned price increases,” said Andreas Mundt, head of the Cartel Office.