Blog: Is this really what people want?

Catherine Sleep | 11 July 2005

The Co-op has banned the use of MSG and a whole range of artificial colourings in its products. They did a survey and people said they were concerned about their children’s diet, so out it went.

The Co-op is rather fond of this sort of thing. They trumpet their range of ‘Fairtrade,’ products. Their trading is ethical and fair and their labelling is honest, they say. No doubt Tesco, and Asda and Sainsbury would say the same, but they don’t talk about it so much.

I wonder if the Co-op has got it right. They do appear to do a lot of consulting with pressure groups. Today it was the ‘Hyperactive Children's Support Group.’ It doesn’t make me any more likely to shop there. Will this really have concerned parents flocking to the Co-op?

Chris Lyddon

News Editor, just-food.com

Co-op bans MSG and artificial food colours


BLOG

Danone closes WhiteWave, who will acquire Stonyfield?

Danone completed its US$12.5bn acquisition of WhiteWave Foods this week. The move will roughly double Danone's presence in North America, where WhiteWave is a top four dairy player. ...

BLOG

Premier Foods pension news offers cheer but challenges remain

Premier Foods plc revealed today (28 March) it has secured a deal with its pension scheme trustees that will see the UK food maker reduce its pension burden....

BLOG

Another reshuffling of pack at Hain Celestial

Hain Celestial, under the scrutiny of the investment community in recent months and facing some challenges in its domestic market, has announced another shuffling of its management pack....

BLOG

FrieslandCampina looking to sell final non-dairy asset

FrieslandCampina, which today served up higher profits but lower sales for 2016, is ready to offload the last non-dairy business owned by the Dutch cooperative giant....

just-food homepage



Forgot your password?