Canberra Milk Should Be Renamed Tokyo Milk

Brindabella 18 October 2012 34
Just had this email forwarded to me from a local milko at Aussie Farmers Direct.  Didn’t know this!
“Canberra Milk Should Be Renamed Tokyo Milk”
I’ve talked to so many people who don’t realise the brand “Canberra Milk” is now part of the giant Kirin Corporation of Japan’s stable of brands (just like all the Dairy Farmers and Pura products). This is a major part of the reason over 95% of all milk brands in Australia are foreign owned. I also say it should be renamed Tokyo Milk because that would be more honest labelling.  Why not forward this email to your Canberra email list and ask them if they know?  They probably don’t as the takeover was done during Easter several years ago when no-one was watching the news.  This was a big part of my reason to switch to Aussie Farmers Direct.  They can’t even guarantee all the milk they sell comes from Australian owned farms. Aussie Farmers can.  Pass it on.
Gives new meaning to “I’m a Tokyo milk kid!:
Sayonara from Nara.

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DrKoresh DrKoresh 1:57 am 20 Oct 12

On an interesting, but not entirely related point, maybe we should consider trademarking the name Canberra? It sounds ludicrous I know, but the state of Kentucky did the same thing a couple decades ago, which is (at least partly) why we now just have KFC and not Kentucky Fried Chicken, and why you will be unlikely to hear “Kentucky Woman” played on the radio.

Who knows? Maybe that’s Labor’s plan on keeping rates down this whole time, they’ll just make up the revenue from royalties.

lostinbias lostinbias 12:31 am 20 Oct 12

Sykesy said :

Sykesy said :

Also, Murrumbidgee milk is owned by Fontera (new Zealand ) Pura Parmalat (Italian)????

And neither of them do anything for Canberra???

Don’t be dissing Parmalat! They have OAK, which sells! They’ve also got sale or return, which is handy sometimes. It would’ve been handy for DF Classic too, which always seemed to find its way into a bin sooner or later back when we ranged it……

JC JC 11:34 pm 19 Oct 12

c_c said :

JC said :

Whats the difference to before? Canberra Milk hasn’t been Canberra owned for a very long time, so using your theory it should have been renamed yonks ago to the generic Dairy Farmers brand.

Also the buy out is hardly new, it was a few years ago now.

Did you even bother to read the replies?

The Canberra Milk brand is still Canberra owned and by continuing to use it, the ACT retains a revenue stream from it.

If they make it generic Dairy Farmers, ACT loses that modest revenue.

Your clearly didn’t read my post properly, I said quite clearly using the same theory….

dtc dtc 9:26 am 19 Oct 12

I prefer to buy my milk from a beer company, so I welcome this news. Beer companies know how to sell a worthwhile product and the Japanese have very low rates of bone fractures and oesteoporosis. Thus, by osmosis, I will too.

c_c c_c 9:19 am 19 Oct 12

JC said :

Whats the difference to before? Canberra Milk hasn’t been Canberra owned for a very long time, so using your theory it should have been renamed yonks ago to the generic Dairy Farmers brand.

Also the buy out is hardly new, it was a few years ago now.

Did you even bother to read the replies?

The Canberra Milk brand is still Canberra owned and by continuing to use it, the ACT retains a revenue stream from it.

If they make it generic Dairy Farmers, ACT loses that modest revenue.

JC JC 6:21 am 19 Oct 12

Whats the difference to before? Canberra Milk hasn’t been Canberra owned for a very long time, so using your theory it should have been renamed yonks ago to the generic Dairy Farmers brand.

Also the buy out is hardly new, it was a few years ago now.

sepi sepi 8:50 pm 18 Oct 12

Bummer – I thought I was at least buying Australian and keeping dairy farmers in business when I bought that.

It isn’t that easy to set up a dairy farm – let alone enough to feed the whole country, once we have sent them all broke and built units all over the land…. I think it is worthwhile to support Australian food production.

I do get Aussie Farmers milk – the milk is actually great, and I don’t mind paying a bit more for it to turn up at the doorstep.

Bulla icecream is still Aust owned and produced too – if you want to feel virtuous and get to eat icecreams.

Woody Mann-Caruso Woody Mann-Caruso 6:37 pm 18 Oct 12

im against foreign investment but expect foreigners to buy all our stuff look i drawed a picha with my own doody

screaming banshee screaming banshee 5:51 pm 18 Oct 12

Insadentally

Word: TOKYOMILK
Image:
Lodgement Date: 03-OCT-2011
Notification Date: 17-NOV-2011
Convention Details: 06-APR-2011
85287295
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Registered From: 03-OCT-2011
Date of Acceptance: 28-NOV-2011
Acceptance Advertised: 01-DEC-2011
Registration Advertised: 15-MAR-2012
Entered on Register: 09-MAR-2012
Renewal Due: 03-OCT-2021
Class/es: 3, 4, 16
Status: Registered/Protected
Kind: n/a
Type of Mark: Word

Owner/s: Burwell Industries, Inc.
6890 South Emporia Street
Centennial, CO 80112
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Address for Service: Refer to WIPO Address for Correspondence

WIPO Address for Correspondence: Sabrina C. Stavish,
Sheridan Ross P.C.
1560 Broadway, Suite 1200
Denver CO 80202
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Goods & Services

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screaming banshee screaming banshee 5:50 pm 18 Oct 12

Word: CANBERRA MILK
Image:
Lodgement Date: 02-MAY-1990
Registered From: 02-MAY-1990
Date of Acceptance: 02-APR-1992
Acceptance Advertised: 16-APR-1992
Registration Advertised: 20-AUG-1992
Entered on Register: 06-AUG-1992
Renewal Due: 02-MAY-2017
Class/es: 29
Status: Registered/Protected
Kind: n/a
Type of Mark: Fancy
Owner/s:
The Crown in the Right of the Australian Capital Territory
ACT Government
Department of Treasury
GPO Box 158
CANBERRA ACT 2601
AUSTRALIA
Address for Service:
Davies Collison Cave
Level 15
1 Nicholson Street
MELBOURNE VIC 3000
AUSTRALIA

p1 p1 5:32 pm 18 Oct 12

I am sure that I meant to say shore.

p1 p1 5:29 pm 18 Oct 12

I find the contrast between public opinion of foreign involvement in mining and farming to be both hilarious and sad at the same time.

Compare:

Mining – Foreign company finances a largely automated process where a natural resource (dirt of one sort or another) is dug up then shipped overseas with little or no on sure processing. Foreigners get the material, the work of refining and making things from it, and the profit from its sale (after paying Australians to drive trucks and paying some tax).

Farming – Foreign company finances people to live on farm, raise cows, milk them, drive truck of milk to processing plant, be processed, packaged, labelled stocked in shop, purchased drunk, digested and the nutrients used to grow Australians. Foreigners get the profit from the sale (after paying all the people in that supply chain). Additionally, all those cows, milk processing plants and trucks all remain in Australia.

While I can see that some other forms of agriculture are a little different, cotton for example, or export beef, it still amazes me that people get so upset about something so renewable and impossible to take away as cows, yet seem to care little about something which, once gone, is gone.

thehutch thehutch 5:23 pm 18 Oct 12

Sykesy said :

I can assure you ‘Canberra Milk’ brand is owned by the ACT government & operated(under license) under the expert guidance of Capitol Chilled Foods. All of the Milk processed IS Australian owned. We are a joint venture company owned by Lion & Bega Cheese. We also assist numerous sporting bodies & charities, someone should vet these ridiculous posts that can be so damaging to the continuous support of said organisations in the future. Wake up to yourselves please.

Last time I checked, Australia generally allows free speech. How about you put your facts out there and trust that Canberrans will be intelligent enough to figure out the truth. Telling people who may be your customers to ‘wake up to yourselves’ can only do more harm than good. Don’t like what has been said, get your lawyers to contact Aussie Farmers Direct.

Ps. Where’s my Raiders Lime?

Sykesy Sykesy 5:18 pm 18 Oct 12

Sykesy said :

Also, Murrumbidgee milk is owned by Fontera (new Zealand ) Pura Parmalat (Italian)????

And neither of them do anything for Canberra???

Sykesy Sykesy 5:17 pm 18 Oct 12

Also, Murrumbidgee milk is owned by Fontera (new Zealand ) Pura Parmalat (Italian)????

Sykesy Sykesy 5:05 pm 18 Oct 12

I can assure you ‘Canberra Milk’ brand is owned by the ACT government & operated(under license) under the expert guidance of Capitol Chilled Foods. All of the Milk processed IS Australian owned. We are a joint venture company owned by Lion & Bega Cheese. We also assist numerous sporting bodies & charities, someone should vet these ridiculous posts that can be so damaging to the continuous support of said organisations in the future. Wake up to yourselves please.

c_c c_c 4:49 pm 18 Oct 12

As far as I’m aware, Kirin does not own ‘Canberra Milk’. They own the production side, but the trademarks for Canberra Milk remain ACT Government owned and are licenced, therefore still contributing money back into Canberra’s economy.

The actual milk hasn’t been from Canberra for years, but it still comes from Aussie farmers. So who really cares.

Joy_H Joy_H 4:31 pm 18 Oct 12

I DID swap to Aussie Farmers Direct, and were with them for a year or so (albeit paying a about 40% more than from a supermarket), but then moved to Fraser and for some reason it all went downhill, 3 times in 7 deliveries the milk was either in a broken container, under-delivered, or the final straw – not delivered at all, still waiting for the refund after cancelling…..

Here_and_Now Here_and_Now 3:12 pm 18 Oct 12

I thought it was called ‘Canberra Milk’ because of production location. I don’t think the milk now comes from Tokyo. It seems like a lot of trouble, and surely there are cows here.

Ahem. According to http://ethical.org.au (and this is the first time I’ve used this resource, so YMMV), Capitol Chilled Foods (the Canberra Milk people) is half-owned by Lion, who are in turn owned by Kirin. The other half is owned by Bega Cheese Ltd, who are Australian.

poetix poetix 3:05 pm 18 Oct 12

This would only worry me if they were marketing Minke Milk.

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