Australian cheesemaker Jindi has been sold to French dairy giant Lactalis in a deal worth about $20 million. Jindi was sold to Lactalis by Menora Foods, who bought the cheese brand in 2005 and will continue to distribute the brand in Australia. [source]
The new edition of our popular print guide is here. ‘The Guide to Ethical Supermarket Shopping’ is completely revised and updated, with the new branding of ‘Shop Ethical!’. This new edition includes new company ownership charts, improved categorisation, new blurbs, and lots of tips for shopping beyond the supermarket. [source]
Several companies including Popina, Vesco, Gruma Oceania and Gage Roads have recently become signatories to the Australian Packaging Covenant, resulting in their rating changing from a ~ to a light tick. [source]
If you’re disappointed that big milk brands like ‘Pauls’ and ‘Rev’ now get a cross we suggest you contact Parmalat here.
Here’s what you could say.
I am disappointed to find that your parent company Lactalis, one of the largest dairy companies in the world, received a score of 1.5 out of a possible total of 9 in the WWF Palm Oil Buyers’ Scorecard 2011. This report measures if major retailers and consumer goods manufacturers are acting responsibly in terms of palm…