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has been added to a long list of organic companies which have been taken over by large multinationals. In 2010, Rachel’s Organic was bought from Deans Foods by the French dairy company Groupe Lactalis. The word ‘organic’ was subsequently dropped from the company’s name but it continues to produce organic milk and yoghurt at its factory in Aberystwyth, Wales. The parent company Groupe Lactalis is the world’s third largest dairy company after Danone and Nestlé.(13) In 2006 Lactalis joined forces with Nestlé to create Lactalis Nestlé Chilled Dairy: a 60/40 partnership which manufactures brands such as Ski and Munch Bunch. Until recently Rachel’s has been run as a subsidiary under the Group, however in May 2012 Groupe Lactalis announced plans to integrate it into the wider Lactalis Group which would involve integrating the business with Lactalis Nestlé Chilled Dairy.(14) In re...

Full article: http://www.ethicalconsumer.org/buyersguides/drink/milk.aspx

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