Burt’s Bees…a mom and pop, socially conscious??? not so much anymore.

Burt’s Bees, Tom’s of Maine, Naked Juice: Your Favorite Brands? Take Another Look — They May Not Be What They Seem

via Burt’s Bees, Tom’s of Maine, Naked Juice: Your Favorite Brands? Take Another Look — They May Not Be What They Seem | | AlterNet.

http://www.alternet.org/story/131910/?page=1

I am always amazed at how we can be duped into thinking that we are supporting a “mom and pop” company when we buy a product like Burt’s Bees.

The ingredients may in fact still be the same but the company that owns Burt‘s is far from a “mom and pop”any longer. The same goes for Naked JuiceTom’s of Maine and of course Ben and Jerry’s.

The “big” companies it seems are hedging their bets by getting into the “natural” side of business. Let’s face it they know a good thing when they see it and do not want to lose out or be left behind when it comes to profits.

When a seemingly “no-name” item makes it to the shelves of your favorite big chain grocer it is usually a sign that they are no longer a “mom and pop” product. They probably have been bought out for a hefty sum and are now able to pay for a very visible spot in your market.

Even sophisticated shoppers can be fooled.

I guess we still need to visit our favorite local “Farmers’ Markets” to have the true local “mom and pop” experience.

About lorettelavine

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