Brands in spotlight for 'racial stereotyping'

Premier Is drops ‘Eskimo’ brand name

Premier Is, the Denmark-based ice-cream supplier, is to no longer use the word eskimo on its products. Eight months after saying…

PepsiCo renames racially insensitive Aunt Jemima brand as Pearl Milling Company

PepsiCo has renamed its Aunt Jemima brand of pancake mixes and syrups after the US food and beverages major announced…

Saputo renames racially insensitive Coon cheese brand in Australia

Saputo has changed the name of its Australian cheese brand Coon brand after the Canada-based dairy giant flagged last year it…

Eskimo Pie also to be rebranded in Australia

Froneri ice-cream brand Eskimo Pie, which has been rebranded in the US, is to have a new name in Australia. The…

Mars gives Uncle Ben’s new brand name amid racial stereotyping concerns

The Uncle Ben's brand, owned by US food and confectionery giant Mars, has a new identity after the company flagged…

Saputo to retire name of Australian cheese brand Coon 

Canadian dairy business Saputo has said it is to retire the name of its Coon cheese brand, which is sold…

Unilever to review Eskimo ice-cream in Denmark

Unilever is reviewing whether to continue using the name 'eskimo' on an ice-cream product in Denmark, where the moniker has divided opinion…

Nestle to rebrand “out of step” Australian candies

Nestlé has set out plans to change the names of two confectionery brands in Australia, the latest example of a food…

Froneri to drop “derogatory” Eskimo Pie product name in racial equality move

Global ice cream business Froneri is to ditch the Eskimo Pie product name and associated branding, it has announced. Against…

Now’s the time to review your brand values – and much more, too

Food companies must reappraise their brands and make sure they stand up to today's values – and go further still in…