Nestle: Kings of good PR

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Nice. Good timing as well - what with Live 8 etc.

If you're at Glastonbury I'll be in the Oxfam tent, in an Oxfam Flouro, raising money/interest for Oxfam ...
 

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Boycott Nestle?????
 

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Absolutely, but it's not too hard to say no to their own brands and every penny that you do keep out of their company cash flow does hurt them, however minutely it may seem...
 

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Sure, but the Nestle Group owns A LOT of companies whose products don't necessarily have Nestle written anywhere on them... Remember, were talking about a serious multinational giant here...

Extensive research required....
 

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You're right, if you want to go to that extent you'd have to do a bit of research.

Myself, I've been on a sort of boycott Nestle mission ever since I was at university, with occasional relapses along the way. It is still easy enough most of the time to say no if it's got their own label on it and that alone makes a little bit of a difference. I'm not one to say that we should truly boycott everything they're involved in, just because I know that they've got their fingers in so many pies that it's nigh on impossible, unless you've got an exhaustive list of all their interests.

ps: I thought this story seemed familiar, Goz did you read the date of that Guardian article?
 

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grokit23 said:
ps: I thought this story seemed familiar, Goz did you read the date of that Guardian article?
err ... no :unsure:

:lolololo:
 

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[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Here's a reasonably comprehensive list for the UK( (stolen from http://www.babymilkaction.org/pages/products.html):[/font][/font]

[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Nestlé UK Product List (main brands) [/font][/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]IMPORTANT NOTE: We list all products from which Nestlé profits. So Libby's and Nestlé ice cream are listed because, although Nestlé sold the company, it continues to receive payments for use of the brand name. We welcome new information regarding changes in ownership, but please remember that headline stories about brands being sold do not usually give all the details of the deal. We only remove a product from the list when we are reasonably confident that all links to Nestlé have been cut [/font]

[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Items marked with an * are either part-owned by Nestlé (such a L'Oreal and Cereal Partners, a 50:50 joint venture with General Mills) or have been sold but there is an arrangement by which Nestlé continues to profit from them (such as Rowntrees jelly).[/font]

[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Branston Pickle, Crosse and Blackwell, Fox's Glacier Mints, Gales Honey, Sun Pat, Sarsons and Tartex may appear on old lists, but no longer have any link to Nestlé. Findus and Haagen Daz have no link to Nestlé in the UK.[/font]

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[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Coffee - [/font][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Nescafé [/font][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]including:[/font]



[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Alta Rica[/font]


[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Black Gold

Blend 37
Cap Colombie
Cappuccino
Caro
Decaff
Expresso
Fine Blend
Gold Blend
Kenjara
Nescafé Ice
Organic [/font]



[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Dairy products [/font]


[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Carnation[/font][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]
Coffee-Mate
Extreme Viennois
Fussells
Ideal
LC1
Munch Bunch yoghurts
Rowntree yoghurts and ice creams[/font][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]
Simply Double
Ski yogurts
Sveltesse yogurts[/font][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]
Tip-Top [/font]

[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Confectionery & snacks [/font]

[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Aero
After Eights
Animal Bar
Baci Chocolate
Black Magic
Blue Riband
Breakaway
Caramac
Chocolate Cuisine
*Colgate Dental Gum
Dairy Box
Dairy Crunch
Double Cream
Drifter
Fab
Fruit Pastilles
Henri Nestlé Collection
Jellytots
Kit Kat
Kit Kat Chunky
Lion Bar
*Lyons Maid Ice Cream
Matchmakers
Maxibon
Milky Bar
Munchies
*Nestlé Ice Cream
Polo
Quality Street
Rolo
Rowntrees Fruit Gums
Smarties
Toffee Crisp
Toffo
Tooty Frooties
Walnut Whip
Willy Wonka
Yorkie [/font]

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[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Alcon[/font][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]
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[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Mineral/bottled water [/font]

[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Ashbourne
Buxton
Contrexéville
Perrier
Pow-wow [/font][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]
San Pellegrino
Santa Maria
Valvert
Vittel [/font]

[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Other drinks [/font]

[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Build-up
*Libby's juices
Milo
Nesquik
Nestea
*Um Bongo [/font]

[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Processed meals [/font]

[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Buitoni pasta & canned foods
Herta
Maggi [/font][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]
*Osem/Tivall
*Rowntrees Jellies
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[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]*Cereals [/font]

[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Cheerios & Honey Nut Cheerios
Cinnamon and Golden Grahams
Clusters
Cookie Crisp
Shreddies
Fibre 1
Fitnesse
Force Flakes
Fruitful
Golden Nuggets
Nesquik cereal
Shredded Wheat including: [/font][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Bitesize, Fruitful, Honey Nut
Shreddies: Coco and frosted
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[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]*Cosmetics [/font]

[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Biotherm
Cosmence
Garnier
Helena Rubenstein
Innéov
La Roche-Posay
Lancome
L'Oreal
Matrix
Maybelline
Metamorphosis
Plénitude
Redken [/font]

[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Pet Foods [/font]

[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Arthur's
Bakers
BETA
Bonio[/font][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]
Felix
Friskies
Go-Cat
Go-dog
Pro Plan
Purina
Spiller's
Winalot[/font]
 

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Buxton mineral water and Vittel is where i fail ... and i wasn't even TRYING to boycott them :lol:
 
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grokit23 said:
Buitoni pasta & canned foods
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO thats the only pasta sauce I like!!!

Have been trying to avoid Nestle products for about a year and 1/2 since I found out about the baby/milk/dirty water scam. That makes me sick. Really sick.

Although as someone said, its hard when one company owns so many products....tis really hard to avoid eating/buying their stuff :Sad:
 

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I think the most important thing to do is make sure you boycott things with Nestle labels on them - if enough people keep doing that then at least they'll get the mesage that their methods are unpopular. Of course it wont really hurt them financially, but it's a bit difficult (IMHO) to remember everything that's owned by Nestle.
 

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I remember the boycott Nestle thing from 10 years ago regarding the baby powder issues in Africa, but wondered if these issues still apply?
 

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i have been on a boycott nestle mission FOR YEARS!!! this is a perfect example of what utter cunts they are - but it is not the only example - trying not to buy the products is all we can do

hopefully karma will kick in at some point
 

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they have started steadly loosing money, and everyone knows there evil - which although is not an end to the evil has certainly altered there view on alot of things

no doubt the rich are still rich though

Nestle are far bigger than McDonalds though - far bigger than most people thing

<runs off to boycott Nestle yogurt
 

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Its a right pain how things change - a few years ago if you bought a Kitkat - you were giving money to Rowntrees who were quite an ethical company - but now you're giving cash to Nestle - who are obviously c*nts....
 
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