Burt's Bees bought by Clorox?

Discussion in 'General Shaving Discussion' started by Jim Bowie, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. I was told by a retail person that Burt's Bees has been bought by Clorox and to be sure to keep an eye out for changes in the ingredient list on BB products. I googled and found a few articles on the aquisition. Here's one from the NYTimes: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/06/business/06bees.html.

    Has anyone noticed any changes? For the good, or not?
     
  2. roxanne quimby bears and eerie resemblance to mayor quimby from the simpsons.

    I personally think it's a load of crap when small companies do this. I think quality control suffers, especially when you're trying to make a buck off of 'green products' AND you're a corporate giant like clorox
     
  3. BB has some magic healing powers for my badly chapped lips and the cuticles that I pick at. This is upsetting to know as I can only think that quality will suffer.
     
  4. Not surprising. Burts Bees used to be something you could only find at Whole Foods Markets or health stores. Then it started showing up everywhere; All the major supermarkets--Wal-Mart, Target, CVS, Walgreens, even gas stations started carrying it.

    For that reason I thought of Burts Bees as a product that marketed towards Wal-Mart type shoppers, as something that is "all natural" and "healthy," but it's really not that different (imho) than anything else.
     
  5. Nobody crawls into bed with Wally World without quality suffering a raping. With the amount of market share that Wal-Mart quickly assumes for a small supplier, they pull the strings and subsequently don't hesitate one bit at cranking the vise on a suppliers to cut corners in order to cut costs.

    After a few years of it, I can't blame the BB founders for taking the money while their sanity/dignity/integrity is still intact.
     
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  6. There's a lot more of this:

    I know that a lot of the major beauty corporations own some of my favorite brands. I know about most of the Estee Lauder brands and that L'Oreal owns Lancome and about Procter & Gamble owning the likes of Covergirl and Olay, plus many more. I wanted to dig a little deeper and find out exaclty who own what, and not only was it fun, it was nice to know who owns what. It provides a bit of insight into the entire realm of the beauty industry.

    Coty
    Calvin Klein
    Davidoff
    Jill Sander
    Lancaster
    Rimmel London

    Estee Lauder

    American Beauty
    Aramis
    Aveda
    Bobbi Brown
    Bumble and Bumble
    Clinique
    Coach
    Daisy Fuentes
    Darphin
    Donna Karan
    Estee Lauder
    Eyes by Design
    Flirt!
    Good Skin
    Grassroots
    Jo Malone
    Kiton
    Lab Series Skincare for men
    La Mer
    MAC
    Michael Kors
    Missoni
    Mustang
    Ojon
    Origins
    Prescriptives
    Sean John Fragrances
    Tom Ford Beauty
    Tommy Hilfiger

    Johnson & Johnson
    Ambi
    Aveeno
    Clean & Clear
    Johnsons
    Lubriderm
    Neutrogena
    Purpose
    Piz Buin
    RoC
    Rogaine
    Shower to Shower

    Intelligent Beauty
    iQ Derma
    N.V. Perricone
    Raw Natural Beauty
    Redpoint Cosmetics
    TOVA Beverly Hills

    Kao
    Ban
    Bioré
    Curél
    Guhl
    Jergens
    John Frieda

    L’Oreal
    Biotherm
    Cacharel
    Diesel
    Garnier
    Giorgio Armani
    Helena Rubinstein
    Innéov
    Kérastase
    Kiehl’s
    L’Oréal Paris
    L’Oréal Professionnel
    Lancôme
    La Roche-Posay
    Matrix
    Maybelline
    Mizani
    Ralph Lauren
    Redken
    Softsheen-Carson
    Shu Uemura
    SkinCeuticals
    The Body Shop
    Vichy Laboratoires
    Victor & Rolf

    LVMH (Moet Hennessy . Louis Vuitton)

    Acqua di Parma
    Benefit
    Dior
    Fresh
    Givenchy
    Guerlain
    Kenzo
    Make Up For Ever
    Sephora

    Procter & Gamble
    Aussie
    Braun
    Clairol
    Covergirl
    Gillette
    Head and Shoulders
    Herbal Essences
    Infusium 23
    Max Factor
    Noxzema
    Olay
    Pantene

    Revlon
    Almay
    Revlon

    Unilever
    Axe
    Dove
    Lux
    Ponds
    Sunsilk
    Vaseline

    Are there any surprises on the list for you? I did not know that LVMH owned Benefit Cosmetics or Make Up For Ever, also I did not know that L'Oreal owned Maybelline of The Body Shop.


    http://beautifulmakeupsearch.squarespace.com/beauty-blog/2009/1/4/beauty-brands-who-owns-what.html


    If you think that's wild, check out what Sara Lee owns:

    All Sara Lee Brands

    Bakery

    Bimbo
    Bistro Collection
    Bon Gateaux
    Bony
    Chef Pierre
    Colonial
    CroustiPâte
    Earth Grains
    IronKids
    Madame Brioche Martinez
    Ortiz
    Rainbo
    Sara Lee
    Silueta


    Beverages

    Butter-Nut Cappuccino
    Bravo
    Caboclo
    Café Continental
    Café do Ponto
    Café Pilão
    Cafitesse
    Chat Noir
    Douwe Egberts
    Harris
    Hornimans
    Jacqmotte
    Java Coast
    Kanis & Gunnink
    Kayo
    Laurentis
    Maison du Café
    Marcilla
    Maryland Club
    Merrild
    Moccona
    Natreen
    Natrena
    Paradise
    Piazza d'Oro
    Pickwick
    Prima
    Seleto
    Senseo
    Soley
    Steamers
    Suntipt
    Uniao
    Van Nelle


    Meats

    Ball Park
    Bryan
    Deli d'Italia
    Deli Perfect
    Emeril
    Galileo
    Gallo Salame
    Hillshire Farm
    Jimmy Dean
    Kahn's
    Mr. Turkey
    R.B. Rice
    Rudy's Farm
    Sara Lee
    State Fair
    West Virginia Brand




    Body Care

    Badedas
    Block & White
    Brylcreem
    Duschdas
    Eskinol
    Fissan (Germany)
    Fissan (Italy)
    Gabi
    Glysolid
    Jovan
    Monsavon
    Neutral (Denmark)
    Neutral (Netherlands)
    Prodent
    Proderm
    Radox
    S3
    Sanex
    She
    Status
    Williams
    Zendium (Denmark)
    Zendium (Netherlands)
    Zwitsal




    Air Care

    Ambi Pur
    Endust
    Ty-D-Bol

    Detergents

    Biotex

    Insecticides

    Bloom
    Catch
    Cruz+Verde
    Cucal
    Good Knight
    Hit
    Jet
    Polil
    Pyrel
    Ridsect
    Vapona

    Shoe Care

    Bama


    http://www.saralee.com/OurBrands/AllBrands.aspx

    So when they say "Nobody doesn't like Sara Lee", you have to include all of these as well.
     
  7. Don't forget, Proctor and Gamble also own:

    Old Spice
    BOSS
    BOSS SKIN
    bruno banani
    ESCADA
    Ghost
    Giorgio Beverly Hills
    HUGO
    LACOSTE
    NAOMI CAMPBELL
    PUMA
     

  8. Man is my girlfriend gonna be mad. She goes out of her way to not buy P&G and she uses Aussie. She just started wearing these perfumes she found--Escada--that she loves.
     

  9. Inappropriate question of the day:

    Which one is she? :eek:

    Cheers.
     
  10. Damn, I didn't even know I had a chance to bid. :tongue:

    Cheers.
     
  11. the one with the beard :biggrin:
     

  12. Isn't Proctor and Gamble the Devil company?
     
  13. Can you check out what Colgate-Palmolive owns? I think it includes Tom's of Maine.
     
  14. You of all people should know. :devil:
     
  15. That article is a year old. You should have noticed any changes in their products by now.
     
  16. Perhaps you should read the article. You might be in for a surprise.
     
  17. Not sure what you are referring to as a "surprise".
     
  18. is that because of PETA?
     
  19. I've been using the lip balm for over 6 years. I always carry a tube with me and as to quality I think it's improved. About 4 years ago I bought 3 tubes at different stores and they all were bad, it was as if the recipe didn't get all of the ingredients. They smelled bad, kind of putrid actually and they had no mint to them at all.

    Recently I bought 6 tubes and I noticed the new packaging. They used to have a clear plastic that you had to kind of fight with or break a nail getting it open. Now they have a cool extended label that has a tab so you can peel it back to open the tube.

    Sometimes with big companies come some other experience and capital to improve things.
     
  20. Cause the owner hired someone to help him out and she basically screwed him out of the company. So selling the company "while their sanity/dignity/integrity is still intact" is not possible.
     

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