A poster near the dairy product section in my local supermarket had a big poster today, with a letter signed by Sheikh Qardawi and Sheihk Odeh that lifts the boycott of Arla foods, makers of the Lurpak brand. And the butter was really back on the shelf. Interesting ha?
The letter said that Arla has issued a statement condemning the caricatures and thus it should no longer be boycotted. The letter added that this should serve as a good example for other Danish companies.
On a related note, I just noticed that the Danish Jordanian Dairy company, has been highlighting it brand name ‘Baladna’ more and more and changing its packaging. It was hilarious/sad how all Jordanian companies with the word ‘Danish’ in them rushed to publish ads saying that they had nothing to do with Denmark and it was ‘just a name’. Well, that exposed the credibility of some brands out there.
This whole boycott business is always bound to hurt some people who have nothing to do with the disputes. When boycotting American products was the vogue, I saw flyers being distributed with all kinds of brand names on them, including Chilli House (which is a purely Jordanian chain).
“Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.”