This just in from the Cancer Council – teenagers are rejecting the idea of tanned bodies. A new study from the anti-skin cancer campaigners found 45% of teenagers want a tan, which is down from 60% in 2003/2004. And only 12% of participants said they thought tanned people were healthier people. Could the sun safety message finally be getting through?
One of the world’s largest food manufacturers has slammed Coles and Woolworths for overwhelming the market with ‘private label’ goods – in other words, squeezing out the competition with a monopoly. The home brands are more often cheaper and increasingly stocked exclusively at the supermarkets. Heinz says it has been forced to shut one factory in Australia and downsize two more because of shrinking margins at the hands of Coles and Woolies.
And she’s leaving the studio. The talk show Queen, who amassed a fortune in the billions of dollars after dominating daytime television for decades, is returning to cable (on the Oprah Winfrey Network, OWN) with a one-on-one interview show aimed at ‘celebrities, news-makers, thought leaders and real life families’. It’ll be on location, in their homes. The show, featuring guests like Deepak Chopra, George Lucas, Tony Robbins and Sean Penn, will premiere in prime time in the States on January 1. Are you an Oprah fan, excited she’s back chatting to people again?
With the final seal in place for the Federal Government’s new plain cigarette packaging laws, tobacco giant Phillip Morris has launched proceedings to sue the Federal Government. It says the Government has no right to infringe on its trademarks by removing the last brand identifying features from packets. Phillip Morris wants a suspension of the legislation, due to begin in December 2012, and compensation for any losses which it says will rise into the billions of dollars. The Government says it is on ‘strong legal ground’.