The Judge RANTS!
Bought And Sold (Out)
I have come, reluctantly, to the conclusion that for most of us,
ethical shopping is simply impossible. Here's another example.
Just under a year ago, I
reported that I would no longer shop at Iceland because of the
company's decision to close a local distribution depot. Since the end
of September last, therefore, I have not darkened Iceland's door.
This left me in a small fix about where to get my frozen foods.
I found a nice shop called Cooltrader on the Island Green estate,
and so I've bought much of my frozen stuff (and other things besides)
there. A particular discovery was that of the scrummy ice-cream
chocolate mousse made by the German Bofrost company.
A few weeks ago, however, I noticed that they were stocking one or
two of Iceland's own-brand products.
I did some research and have found, to my dismay, that Cooltrader
is a subsidiary of...yep, Iceland.
I give up. I honestly do. Tomorrow, I'm going to Asda to fill my trolley
products, prior to buying a shit-load of shares in BAe Systems. I might even kick
a cripple in passing, just to be consistent...