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