Odds and Ends Logging out
In a move that is decades overdue but no less welcome for that, Beiersdorf has announced that its Elastoplast brand will shortly be launching a line of plasters that better reflect the rich diversity of the Beloved Country’s range of skin tones. Tiger Brands has snaffled up Deepa Sita, current vice-president for integration and strategy at Massmart Wholesale, and will deploy her as CFO, taking over from placeholder Pamela Padayachee. And Nestlé have announced that Chocolate Log, a foodstuff beloved by many, will be discontinued as part of their effort to rationalize the range, which saw the demise of Tempo in 2017, and Milky Bar Double, Bar One Peanut, Milky Bar Peanut as of August. They will be adding KitKat Chunky Salted Caramel and Nestlé Chunky White to the mix, if that’s any comfort. And speaking of snackage, in the interests of a smooth segue, PepsiCo have let it be known that they’re doing alright over the pandemic as punters turn to foods like Tostitos, Fritos and Cheetos to assuage their anxiety.
Comment: What kind of world is it where we cannot even look forward to another Chocolate Log at some unspecified time in our future. We weren’t going to rush out and buy one tomorrow, but it was always comforting to know that we could if we wanted to.