Growing slow in Dublin 1

Pop-Up Wholefoods, the Dublin 1 food co-op, has begun the new year looking to expand – a little – as it settles into its new home at D-Light Studios. It plans to add around a dozen additional members over the course of 2020, growing its collective purchasing power while still keeping operations small-scale and friendly.

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When brands change hands

Unilever’s 2017 buy-out of Pukka Herbs raised the issue of popular organic brands becoming acquisition targets for multinational companies – in this case a huge corporation whose products range from processed foods to detergents, with brands including PG Tips and Domestos, and operations which include palm oil and tea plantations.

This post discusses how widespread this phenomenon has become and explains the advantage that bulk buying clubs have in responding to such shifts.

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