They’re at it again. Bullying small businesses catering to the niche market of British expats and former OE-ers who discovered decent products during their time in the old country. I mean, beautiful as this country is, it’s really not survivable without Walkers Crisps, Frank Coopers Marmalade, Yorkshire Tea and mushy peas, is it?
They successfully stood over my own local supplier of unavailable or unmatched delicacies (Onehunga English Corner Shop – plug plug, it’s on Victoria street) now they’re trying the same tactics on a similar shop in Richmond.
|This is what a pot of Marmite looks like|
My message to Sanitarium is simple: Nobody who buys Weetabix is under any illusion that it’s the same inferior, minced-cardboard tasting, product that you purvey under a similar-sounding brand name; just as nobody is under any illusion that the let’s-try-and-imitate-Vegemite black gunk you’ve run into production problems with, bears any relation to actual Marmite. Clue: it’s got sugar in it, you’re doing it wrong.
My message to the government is equally simple: If this company is going to act like a standard corporate bully, it’s high time they were treated like one and had their Company Tax exemption by dint of being a “religious organisation” removed.