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.
Continue reading “When brands change hands”
Ethical Consumer magazine is always a great resource for bulk buying clubs and their revamped website has just gone live, making key information easier to access for both subscribers, like ourselves, and general users. Continue reading “New Ethical Consumer website”
The July/August issue of Ethical Consumer magazine has a focus on palm oil and the issues wrapped up in its expanding cultivation, leading to deforestation, lost habitats and a hastening of climate change. Continue reading “Palm oil review: ‘no easy answers’”