Satara and Eastpack are both grower owned


What do Camels, milk and Kiwifruit have in common?

Camel Dates is a product brand owned by Cinderella Raisins, Sun maid is owned by a co-operative of shareholder farmers,and Fontera is also a co-operative owned by dairy farmers. They also have a retail chain of farm supplies called Farmlands. RD1 is a similar farming supply chain, which used to be called Anchor, but Anchor brand is a name Fonterra claims to own.Eastpack and Satara are Kiwifruit packing companies also owned by the growers.


Sun-Maid Growers of California is a cooperative of raisin growers headquartered in Kingsburg, California. It was founded in 1912 as the California Associated Raisin Company. As a cooperative, Sun-Maid is owned by family farmers who grow raisin grapes all located within 100 miles (200 km) of each other in the Central Valley of California, midway between Los Angeles to the south and San Francisco to the north.

Today, Sun-Maid is the largest raisin and dried fruit processor worldwide, and offers a full line of dried fruit products such as prunes, apricots, cranberries, apples, dates, tropical fruits, figs, and many others. The company sells its products to consumers and industrial customers in more than 60 countries around the globe, and maintains extensive brand licensing and food service operations.

The Promotion in Motion Companies, Inc., under license from Sun-Maid, also produces a Sun-Maid Milk Chocolate Covered Raisin.

Raisins are dried grapes. They are produced in many regions of the world. Raisins may be eaten raw or used in cooking, baking and brewing. In the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada the word "raisin" is reserved for the dried large dark grape, with "sultana" being a dried large white grape, and "currant" being a dried small Black Corinth grape.[1]

Raisin varieties depend on the type of grape used, and are made in a variety of sizes and colors including green, black, blue, purple, and yellow. Seedless varieties include the sultana (also known as Thompson Seedless in the USA) and Flame grapes.
Raisins range from about 67% to 72% sugars by weight,[3] most of which is fructose and glucose. They also contain about 3% protein and 3.5% dietary fiber.[4] Raisins, like prunes and apricots, are also high in certain antioxidants. As with all dried fruits, raisins have a very low vitamin C content. Raisins are low in sodium and contain no cholesterol.[5] New research has shown, despite having a high concentration of sugars, raisins fight bacteria in the mouth that cause cavities and gum disease.[6]


Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited is a New Zealand multinational dairy co-operative owned by almost 10,500 New Zealand farmers.[2] The company is responsible for approximately 30% of the world's dairy exports[3] and with revenue exceeding NZ$16.75 billion,[1] is New Zealand's largest company.

Are all brands owned by Fonterra, but in fact they do not own them. 

Sanlu Group was a state-owned Chinese dairy products company based in Shijiazhuang, the capital city of Hebei Province. It was one of the oldest and most popular brands of infant formula in China.[1] New Zealand's Fonterra owned 43% of Sanlu.

In September 2008, it was involved in an adulterated milk powder scandal, affecting some 294,000 Chinese infants and killing six.[2] Their baby milk powder had been tainted with melamine, which can cause kidney stones and other complications. It received a bankruptcy order from Shijiazhuang Court on 24 December 2008,[3][4] and several of its top managers were sentenced to long prison terms.[5]


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