Hain Celestial Group Inc. will spend $3.4 million to buy TenderCare International Inc. and add its line of diapers and baby wipes to its fast-growing lineup of products. Hain has been described as the nation's largest maker of organic groceries.
In May it bought WhiteWave, the maker of TofuTown tofu and other mock-meat products, and that purchase followed close on the heels of others that expanded the company's non-dairy and meat-free product lines. For a list of the 42 brands controlled by the company, including many familiar to consumers, click here.
As organic products grow more popular and producers consolidate, two things happen: the demand for organically farmed produce grows, which reduces the amount of chemical fertilizers and pesticides sprayed, and the die-hard organic fans fret over the industrial scale of the industry. In other words, the sustainability debate over small and local versus big and organic rages on.
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