Do you remember E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Stephen Spielberg’s blockbuster movie of the ‘80s? The production company contacted the infamous candy company to ask if they could use M&Ms in the movie, in exchange for promoting the film on the packaging. The candy company decided not to move forward with the business agreement, so the production company then approached Reese’s Pieces, who agreed. This business decision was one of the worst decisions made by Mars Company, but it helped to make its competitor become a well-known candy that is still popular today.
9 Worst Business Decisions Ever Made
3. Mars Company.