Sorry for my contribution to oil, gas and weapons.
Let’s look at Holland & Barrett. I occasionally buy from this health food supplier, where the staff are required to ask whether I’ve got my rewards card. I almost got round to validating my card online, but just took the trouble to check through the terms and conditions. At first I was pleased to read that my personal information would never be released to any company outside the Holland & Barrett group of companies for their marketing purposes.
It was only when I read the FAQs on another web page that I saw a similar statement, but this time referring to the NBTY Group. I did a bit of digging and found this to be an American health food corporation which bought Holland & Barrett in 1997.
As an afterthought I dug deeper and found that NBTY was bought in 2010 by the Carlyle Group, the third largest private equity…
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