Monday, June 19, 2006

The Ultimate Irony - Nestle buys Jenny Craig

As reported today on CNNMoney.com, Switzerland based Nestle bought weight-loss company Jenny Craig for around $600 million expanding Nestle's high-margin nutrition and health business.

While I am sure this acquisition makes sense from a business perspective, let's take a step back and look at what you have here:

A Company devoted to helping its customers lose weight and focus on nutrition, is bought by a Company who sells products that are the source of cravings for and consumption by those same customers and greatly contributes to their weight gain.

Hmm - how does the phrase go "Isnt it ironic. ."

So after getting a nice laugh, I thought what would it be like if:
  • The wife of the Chairman of a beer company were to be appointed as spokesperson for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
  • A cigarette company were to buy the company that makes the Nicotine patch.

The list could go on and on. Too bad Saturday Night Live is on summer break.

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