But then we moved over to using Farley’s baby milk, which is made by Heinz. Esme likes it and it is readily available so you knew you could get it almost anywhere.
When you buy a can it has a sticker on the lid saying ‘Farley’s committed to fair prices’, which is nice to know as you’ve got lots of expenses as a parent. Recently there has been a another sticker inside saying that Farley’s is soon to be renamed Nurture. I didn’t give it much thought other than thinking it sounded like one of those daft marketing moves where a company ditches a historic, tried and trusted brand to replace it with something pathetic and modern.
But it’s the sticker on the tin that really annoys me and prompted this post. You can’t claim to be ‘Committed to fair prices’ and then hike the price by 70%. That means you are lying and that is something a brand should never, ever do.
Hopefully this will back fire on Heinz and they will be forced to either reverse the name change, drop the price or both. Just to help the cause I’ve created a Facebook group to ‘Bring back Farley’s baby milk‘ because we don’t want to pay over the odds for Nurture.