Tesco

Tesco stores stock a large amount of produce grown in the Occupied Territories and purchased from the Israeli state, including fruit and vegetables from producer Carmel-Agrexco. Israeli products stocked by Tesco include fruit juice, mangoes, avocados, grapes, stonefruit, dates, herbs, pickled cucumbers, Exquisa potatoes, mixed peppers (from Israel and a second country of origin), Barkan wine, Yarden wine, biscuits, cold meat, dips, Osem soups and cakes, snacks by Beigel & Beigel, Telma (soup mixes and cubes, noodles etc) and socks (Tesco’s own brand).

Tesco sells products from illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank, many of which are exported by Carmel Agrexco. The company admitted sourcing ‘a number of products’ from illegal settlements, including avocados, herbs, grapes and stonefruit, such as peaches, from farms in the West Bank and Golan Heights. In 2006 War on Want reported that Tesco sells Beigel and Beigel products sourced from the settlements. Tesco also sells gas cylinders for products made by settlement company Soda Club, and repackages settlement dates from Hadiklaim as Tesco own brand dates. Mehadrin-Tnuport Export Company (MTex) supplies Tesco with settlement citrus fruit and there are links between Tesco and the Arava settlement company.

In October 2007, a group of campaigners from the Brighton Tubas Friendship and Solidarity Group entered Tomer settlement in the occupied Jordan Valley and photographed medjoul dates, packaged by Carmel Agrexco, labelled ‘Made in Israel’ and marked as bound for Tesco stores.

Products exported as ‘Made in Israel’ benefit from the preferential trade terms of the EU-Israel Association Agreement, which came into effect in 2000. Settlement products, however, are excluded from the beneficial terms of the EU-IAA.

When ITN screened an expose in 2007 accusing supermarkets of misleading British consumers, Tesco admitted it had acted “in error” and stated that Israeli dates “originating solely in the West Bank will [in the future] be labelled as such.”

Boycott Israeli Goods and others groups have been campaigning against the ‘West Bank’ label as it misleads consumers into believing produce from illegal settlements is actually Palestinian. The Palestinian General Delegation to the UK has written a letter of protest to Tesco, and other retailers, for persisting in the use of this misleading label.

Tesco says that ‘freedom of choice’ is one of the company’s priorities and consumers can choose not to buy Israeli products. However, in correspondence with campaigners in 2006, Tesco representatives said they were phasing out Tesco’s line of Israeli peppers due to consumer pressure. Boycott Israeli Goods campaigners have also consistently attended the Tesco AGM to raise the issue of settlement produce and propose a boycott of Israeli goods.

John Porter, one of the principal shareholders in Tesco, also has substantial investments in Israeli companies. In 2000, Tesco awarded a $1 million IT contract to the Israeli firm Tescom to provide a solution for Tesco’s Year 2000 conversion requirements.

During the bombing of Gaza, Tesco was targeted across the country by campaigners calling for a boycott of Israeli goods. In Swansea, activists stole Israeli settlement produce from Tesco and sprayed it with red dye to highlight Tesco’s complicity in Israel’s war crimes by profiting from settlement produce and enabling the settlements to trade and profit from their illegal occupation of Palestinian land.

 

“treat people how we like to be treated”

“no-one tries harder for customers”   (Corporate Responsibility Review 2008)
Email: customer.service@tesco.co.uk

Tesco PLC
New Tesco House
Delamare Road
Cheshunt
Hertfordshire
England EN8 9SL

Fruit
fruit juice, mango, avocado, grapes, stonefruit, dates oranges, Shamouti oranges, organic and white grapefruit, red and yellow grapefruit, Sharon fruit,  replace “dates” with King Solomon dates, Medjool dates, organic Medjool dates

Herbs
a variety (including Tesco’s own name), ‘Israel’ and ‘West Bank’ fresh herbs including fresh dill, basil, chives, mint, lemon thyme

Vegetables
pickled cucumbers herbs – a variety (but packed under Tesco’s own name) Exquisa potatoes, mixed peppers from Israel and a second country of origin Nicola new potatoes, baby new potatoes

General
Barkan wine, Yarden wine, biscuits, cold meat, dips, Osem (soups and cakes), snacks by Beigel & Beigel, Telma (soup mixes and cubes, noodles etc), socks (Tesco own brand)

Direct Action Against Israel – Part 2
http://www.corporatewatch.org.uk/?lid=3207

Palestine Israel Ethical Shopping Initiative
http://www.easi-piesi.org/tesco.html

Waitrose

Waitrose stocks Israeli basil, tarragon, thyme, lemon thyme, rosemary, chives, sage, oregano, mint, curly leaf parsley, ‘Red Rosa’ pears, sharon fruit, passion fruit, figs, lychees, oranges, lemons, grapefruit, grapes, strawberries, pomelos, pomegranates, galia melons, dragonfruit, organic medjoul dates, hadrawi dates, “Deglet Nour” dates, Cherry tomatoes, sweet potatoes, ‘Pamino’ peppers, ‘Red Romano’ peppers, mixed peppers, goods from the Tivall vegetarian food range, ‘Food for Thought’ snacks by Beigel & Beigel, cold meat, biscuits, dips and Dead Sea Magik cosmetics (found in John Lewis stores).

Waitrose has refused to enter into any debate about the sale of Israeli goods and its management has repeatedly refused to meet with campaigners. In February 2009, a spokesperson for the store reiterated that Waitrose was “unable to arrange a meeting”. In a letter to one customer, Waitrose said: “Whatever our own views may be about Israeli products, we do not think it is right to ask our buyers to base their choice of products on any other criteria than the commercial ones of quality and value for money.”

Waitrose stocks goods from illegal Israeli settlements and has been unresponsive to the ITN and More 4 reports which have led other stores to label their goods more clearly. The supermarket chain stocks a large range of products sourced from Carmel Agrexco, including a wide variety of organic herbs and vegetables grown on Israeli settlements, mainly in the Jordan Valley, and certified as organic by the Soil Association. Although Waitrose has not made statements to the press about labelling, a store spokesperson said “we clearly label our food to enable our customers to make informed choices.” It appears unclear, however, whether Waitrose still labels some goods from illegal settlements as ‘Made in Israel’.

According to War on Want’s Profiting from the Occupation report, Waitrose sells Beigel and Beigel products. Beigel and Beigel Ltd. is located in the Barkan industrial zone in the occupied West Bank and produces pretzels, savoury biscuits and crackers.

The John Lewis Partnership is one of the only large retailers to sell Ahava beauty products. Ahava is a settlement company based on the illegal settlement of Mitzpe Shalem. Waitrose also sells dates from settler company Hadiklaim (see above).

Waitrose claims that, if it ceased to deal with Israeli settlements, it would impact on Palestinian farmers. In correspondence with consumers, the retailer has described the settlement farms it works with as “joint Israeli and Palestinian” enterprises. In February 2009, a spokesperson wrote: “We currently take organic cut herbs from two farms in the West Bank on which a mixed Palestinian-Israeli workforce have worked side by side for many years.”

Waitrose has responded to some concerns about the conditions of labourers on settlement farms. However, the response has been to assure customers that each ‘supplier’ audits the relevant settlement farms using a “tight criteria” that relates to “worker hours, salaries and employment contracts.” This effectively means that Waitrose entrusts the auditing of settlement farms to the settlement company supplying the produce, presumably Carmel Agrexco. Waitrose claims that its technical directors have inspected its supplier farms in the West Bank.

Overall, Waitrose has been one of the most intransigent British supermarkets when faced with concern over sale of Israeli produce and Israeli settler produce. The chain has been the subject of protests and pickets across the UK, including in Brighton and London where protesters dressed as burglars and displayed banners claiming “Waitrose sells stolen goods”.

Address:
Waitrose Customer Service Department
Waitrose Limited
Doncastle Road
Bracknell
Berkshire
RG12 8YA
Email:

 

JOHN LEWIS & WAITROSE PARTNERSHIPS ( – – an early proponent of ethical trade)

“Our aim is to raise awareness, encourage suppliers to be honest about the issues they face . . . . ”
(Partnership Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2007)

Waitrose refers to the West Bank as “disputed territory” and argues that it labelled its herbs “West Bank, as per the guidelines from the EU.   In a letter to one concerned customer, Waitrose said: “Whatever our own views may be about Israeli products, we do not think it is right to ask our buyers to base their choice of products on any other criteria than the commercial ones of quality and value for money.”

Herbs
Fresh (possibly organic) herbs : Basil, Tarragon, Thyme, Lemon Thyme,  rosemary, chives, sage, oregano, mint. curly leaf parsley.  Packaging varies – some branded as Waitrose, some openly acknowledge Israeli source, some with no country of origin)

Fruit
Red Rosa pears Sharon fruit, Passion fruit, Fresh figs, pomelos, pomegranates, Hass avocados
Organic Medjool Dates  (In one supermarket all dates were Israeli, not just Medjool. This was discovered when the front wrapper was peeled back.) Hadrawi dates, Deglet Nour dates, Galia melons, Oranges, lemons, grapefruit, grapes, strawberries, lychees, fresh figs,plums and luxury produce like dragonfruit  All are sold under many brand names including Carmel, Jaffa and Coral.

Vegetables
Cherry tomatoes, sweet potatoes Pamino peppers, Red Romano peppers (also from Holland) mixed peppers from Israel and a second country, organic peppers, mixed colour Romano peppers, baby new potatoes

General
Tivall vegetarian food range “Food for Thought”, snacks by Beigel & Beigel , cold meat, biscuits, dips
Dead Sea Magik cosmetics (found in John Lewis)

Direct Action Against Israel – Part 2
http://www.corporatewatch.org.uk/?lid=3207

Palestine Israel Ethical Shopping Initiative
http://www.easi-piesi.org/john%20lewis.html

Marks & Spencer

Historically, Marks & Spencer has made statements in support of Zionism. Lord Sieff, chairman and founder of M&S who died in 2001, made several statements in support of Israel’s military policies. In 1941, Sieff said that “large sections of the Arab population of Palestine should be transplanted to Iraq and other Middle-Eastern Arab States” (Jewish Chronicle, 21/09/1941). In 1990, Sieff, in a book entitled On Management: The Marks and Spencer Way, wrote that one of the fundamental objectives of M&S was to “aid the economic development of Israel.”

There have been no reports of M&S openly showing ideological support for Israel since 2004. The retail company has repeatedly asserted that “[it has] no ‘special’ relationship with any government, political party or religious group” but accepts that M&S does “make representations to governments in support of [its] commercial aims.” M&S management has not, to our knowledge, commented on Lord Sieff’s remarks in support of Zionism and has not made a statement as to whether the current management stands by them.

In 1998, Sir Richard Greenbury, then CEO of Marks & Spencer, received the Jubilee Award from Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. In 2000, the Jerusalem Report stated that “M&S supports Israel with $233 million in trade each year.”

In October 2000, the Jewish Chronicle reported that the British-Israel Chamber of Commerce (B-ICC) had held meetings at Marks & Spencer’s offices in Baker Street. However, in 2008 the store claimed that M&S “do not host meetings on our premises for the B-ICC.” Nevertheless, in December 2004, Stuart Rose, CEO of Marks and Spencer at the time, was a listed speaker at the annual dinner of the B-ICC.

When questioned in correspondence about the sale of Israeli goods in M&S stores in 2008, an M&S spokesperson said that the company buys “from Israel as… from 70 other countries…” and went on to state that the company would continue to do so. The letter continued to say that, “[w]e always put the country of origin on the products we sell. Where we buy Israeli products we label them as products of Israel.”

M&S stocks Israeli grapes, lychees, figs, plums, dates, fresh herbs, sweet potatoes, potatoes (Maris Piper, Desiree, Jacket, Marfona, and King Edward). Many of these products are imported through Carmel-Agrexco, a company part-owned by the Israeli state.

M&S also stocks large quantities of Delta Galil clothing, largely underwear. Delta Galil is Israel’s largest manufacturer and marketer of textiles. It is also a major beneficiary of the establishment of ‘Qualifying Industrial Zones’ (QIZ) in Egypt and Jordan which promote an unequal normalisation of trade arrangements between Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Egypt and Jordan. Marks and Spencer also sells textiles produced by Israeli firms, Solog and Polgat.

Until very recently, M&S openly sold products from illegal Israeli settlements. The Guardian reported in 2004 that the company stocked an extensive range of settlement products. Since 2007, however, M&S has made repeated statements to the press claiming that they do not stock goods from the Occupied Territories (see here, for example). In 2008, the store wrote: “We do not buy products from the West Bank, Golan Heights or Gaza as we cannot safely visit the suppliers in these areas because of the current security situation.” It seems probable that the move to cease selling settlement products was, in fact, due to effective campaigning, protests and fear of adverse press coverage.

But despite the above assurance, there is evidence that M&S continues to stock Hadiklaim dates packaged as an M&S own brand product. According to a recent report by School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), Hadiklaim, the Israel Date Growers’ Cooperative Ltd, “exports dates from Israel and from the occupied territories, especially Israeli settlements in the Jordan Valley.”

In correspondence with SOAS in 2008, David Gregory, Technical Food Director for M&S, stated the following:

“In the past, we have sold dates from this region. However, we made a policy decision sometime ago to cease all purchases from this area. However, our UK suppliers do buy raw material (dates) from the organisation Hadiklaim on our behalf. The contract explicitly prohibits purchase from Palestinian Territories and Hadiklaim source the dates from elsewhere within Israel to satisfy our requirements. Traceability systems are in place to confirm the source of the dates.”

M&S has faced sustained protests due to their historic ideological support for the Israeli state and because of their policy of stocking Israeli goods. Pickets have been held and store signs and billboards subvertised. In Manchester, three pickets were held in January 2009 in response to the bombing of Gaza. Weekly demonstrations have been held in Newcastle and in London. M&S has repeatedly ignored campaigners’ representations against the continued sale of Israeli goods.

Address:
Marks and Spencer plc
Waterside House
35 North Wharf Road
London W2 1NW
Email:

 

“We will always work to respect strongly held cultural or ethical beliefs.”
(Code of Ethics)

Fruit
Grapes, lychees, fresh figs, plums, dates, Hass avocados

Herbs
Fresh herbs (possibly stated as from the West Bank)

Vegetables
Sweet potatoes, potatoes ( Maris Piper, Desiree, Jacket, Marfona, King Edward), crunchy sweet red peppers, miniature potatoes, organic new potatoes

Direct Action Against Israel – Part 2
http://www.corporatewatch.org.uk/?lid=3207

Palestine Israel Ethical Shopping Initiative
http://www.easi-piesi.org/marks.html

Just Kosher

Just Kosher sell products from more than one Israeli company linked to the Israeli settlements in the West Bank. It is linked to six companies: Abadi Bakery, Achdut, Adanim Tea, Amnon & amar, Oppenheimer, Shamir Salads.

Abadi is a manufacturer of salted bagel cookies. The company offices and factory are located in the Atarot Industrial Zone, which is a settlement in the West Bank. The company has official distributors in the US, China, France and Australia.

Amnon & Tamar Ltd. produces herbal seasonings which are sold under the Pyramid brand name. The factory of the company is located in Israel itself, but its corporate office is located in the Israeli settlement Alfe-Menashe in the occupied West Bank. It is not clear where the herbs are being grown.

Just Kosher
5-7 Croxdale Road
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
WD6 4QD
United Kingdom
Tel: 020-8207-5556
Fax: 020-8207-2229
E-mail: info@justkosher.co.uk
Website: www.justkosher.co.uk

UK economic links with Israeli settlements
http://www.soas.ac.uk/lawpeacemideast/49531.pdf

Alstom Transport

Israel is an important market for ALSTOM, which has participated in its infrastructure development for about twenty years, in the energy and transport sectors. In January 2005, ALSTOM Transport created a subsidiary, CitadisIsrael Ltd., to build the Jerusalem tram system and prepare new projects. A representative office opened its doors in Tel Aviv, in 2006, to meet the needs of the market and develop ALSTOM’spresence in the country. To support local industry, ALSTOM undertakes that, for each of its contracts, 30% of the production will take place in Israel.

References

Principal references:

  • Rutenbergcoal-fired power station
  • “MD”power station boilers
  • Conversion of existing Eshkol and Alon-Tavorpower stations to combined cycle (2004)
  • 47 diesel-electric locomotives since 1996 and 37 passenger cars supplied to Israel Railways since 1994
  • Jerusalem tram system (current project)

Principal customers:
Power: Israel Electric Co
Transport: Israel Railways, Jerusalem, Public Transport Authority

Market share:
Power: 30%
Transport: 47%

News

  • Transport

Jerusalem Tram system: in April 2006, work began on the Jerusalem tram system. Commercial commissioning of the 13.5 km line, the 23 stations and the 46 CITADIS 302 model trams is programmed for 2009. This is a 30-year concession contractthat ALSTOM won at the end of 2002, with its partners from the Citypassconsortium.
Tel-Aviv LRT: in February 2006, ALSTOM submitted an offer for the construction of a new 23 km tram line with 23 stations.

  • Power

Several technical bids have been delivered to IEC: notably thermal power station D, Tsafit(Add-on).

Alstom in Israel
http://www.transport.alstom.com/…dir=/home/elibrary/panorama/

ALSTOM in Israel20 years’ commitment
http://www.transport.alstom.com/home/elibrary/panorama/_files/file_31374_18660.pdf

 

Alstom in the United Kingdom

Major railway equipment provider

Alstom is present in the United Kingdom in the energy and transport markets. The group employs approximately 5000 employees at over 30 different locations.

Alstom Transport is a major supplier of UK main line rolling stock, metro cars for the London underground, renovation, maintenance and signalling systems. Most notably, Alstom Transport maintains the Virgin Trains` Pendolino fleet and the trains on two lines of the London Underground. To reflect the new market circumstances and better meet the needs of customers, Alstom Transport now focuses its industrial activity in the United Kingdom on the maintenance, electrical renovation, parts and signalling markets. Alstom Transport bids for new rolling stock projects in the UK that will combine local project management and engineering skills with its European centres of manufacturing excellence.

Key facts

Principal Transport references:

* London Underground

– Northern Line: in 1994, Alstom was awarded a contract for the supply of 106 six-car train-sets. Alstom has a contract with Tube Lines to maintain these trains until 2017 with an option for a further 10 years.
– Jubilee Line: in 1996, Alstom was chosen to build and maintain 59 six-car trains. In 2003, the operator Tube Lines awarded Alstom a 100 million pound (€150 m) contract involving the supply of 4 extra trainsets and 59 coaches. Since early 2006 when the new vehicles were integrated to the existing fleet, more than 3000 extra passengers have been able to travel on the Jubilee line each hour.

* Pendolino

In 1999, Alstom signed a contract for the supply and maintenance of 53 Pendolino high-speed tilting trains for operator Virgin Trains. In service since 2002, these trains run on the West Coast Main Line, which links London with Glasgow. Alstom has a complete service-provision contract until 2012, which has involved taking over, upgrading and integrating Traincare Centres the length of the West Coast Main Line. Significant investment has funded their transformation from the original depots into the world-class centres that they are today, helping Virgin Trains achieve their best-ever punctuality figures on the West Coast.

Alstom Transport was awarded the ‘UK Railway Industry Innovation Award 2005’ for its TASS (Tilt Authorisation and Speed Supervision) system, with which the Pendolino trains operating in the United Kingdom are equipped. Alstom Transport worked in cooperation with its two local partners, Virgin Trains and Network Rail, on the development and installation of this system.

* Coradia (EMU and DMU) regional trains

In 1996, Alstom was awarded a contract for the supply of Coradia trains to expand the ‘Gatwick Express’ shuttle fleet. This service links the centre of London and Gatwick Airport in 30 minutes. Alstom also built and maintains 27 Coradia DMU sets which began service in parts of North West England and Wales in 2000. They are currently top performers in operator Arriva Trains Wales` fleet.

Some of Transport’s main customers:
Tube Lines, Virgin Trains, FirstScotrail, GNER, Porterbrook, Arriva Trains Wales, FirstGBRf, Gatwick Express

News

March 2007, Alstom Transport is shortlisted to supply Edinburgh’s first fleet of trams.
August 2007, Alstom Transport is pre-qualified for the Intercity Express Programme, which will replace the existing high speed train fleets. The programme represents the most significant rolling stock initiative in the UK for over 30 years.

Alstom in the United Kingdom
http://www.transport.alstom.com/home/…panorama/&idRubriqueCourante=13958

Alstom in the United Kingdom – Major railway equipment provider
http://www.transport.alstom.com/home/elibrary/panorama/_files/file_31351_42779.pdf

 

UK Contact:

Name:  Helen Connolly
Job Title:  Communications Director
Address:  Newbold Road
Zip code:  70
City:  Rugby

Phone:  + 44 1788 577111
Fax:  +44 (0)1788 546440

Kelmans’ Kosher Foods

Achdut is a company manufacturing sesame products (tahini, halva), sugarless products, organic products, syrups, sweets, cakes, cookies & mini cakes. It uses the brand Achva. It is a major provider of tahini for the Israeli Army. The company is located in the industrial zone of the Barkan settlement, which is in the West Bank.

Achva products are sold in the UK by:

Kelmans’ Kosher Foods
198 Preston Road
Wembley, Middlesex
HA9 8PA
United Kingdom
Tel: 020-8795-0300
E-mail: info@kelmans.com
Website: www.kelmans.co.uk

Adafina

Achdut is a company manufacturing sesame products (tahini, halva), sugarless products, organic products, syrups, sweets, cakes, cookies & mini cakes. It uses the brand Achva. It is a major provider of tahini for the Israeli Army. The company is located in the industrial zone of the Barkan settlement, which is in the West Bank.

Achva products are sold in the UK by:

Adafina
67 Abbey Road
London NW8 0AE
United Kingdom
Tel: 020-7624-2013
E-mail: info@adafina.co.uk
Website: www.adafina.co.uk

UK economic links with Israeli settlements
http://www.soas.ac.uk/lawpeacemideast/49531.pdf

Yarden GB Limited

Amnon & Tamar Ltd. produces herbal seasonings which are sold under the Pyramid brand name. The factory of the company is located in Israel itself, but its corporate office is located in the Israeli settlement Alfe-Menashe in the occupied West Bank. It is not clear where the herbs are being grown.

Pyramid herbal seasonings are imported and sold in the UK by:

Yarden GB Limited
7-8 Hemmells Park
Hemmells, Laindon, Essex
SS15 6GF
United Kingdom
Tel: 012-6841-0707
Fax: 012-6841-1566
E-mail: yarden@yardengb.ltd.uk

UK economic links with Israeli settlements
http://www.soas.ac.uk/lawpeacemideast/49531.pdf

Keter Plastic

keter-israel

The Israeli company Keter Plastic is a large manufacturer of plastic indoor and garden furniture, shelving systems, tool boxes and storage products for the do-it-yourself market, household products and kitchen utensils, polyurethane insulated camping products, refuse containers, electronic bathroom and kitchen scales, bathroom accessories and toilet seats, juvenile products and a complete line of sanitary fittings.

Keter Plastic is owned by the Israeli businessman Sami Sagol and his family. In 2007, sales by Keter Group, including related companies, surpassed US$ 1.1 billion, 90% of which derived from overseas sales. Keter Plastic contributed US$ 450 million to the Group’s turnover. The Keter Group manufactures its products in Israel, Europe and the USA in 29 factories with 2,500 employees. The Keter Group and its subsidiaries operate sales offices and representatives in 90 countries, and Keter Israel operates its own chain of retail stores.

Keter Plastic and its subsidiaries (one of which is named Lipski) operate six plants in Israel and the occupied territories, of which two are located in the occupied West Bank: the Keter Plastic plant in the Barkan Industrial Zone and the Lipski plant in Oranit.

Keter Plastic most probably is now the largest supplier of plastic products to the European market, after its acquisitions of Allibert (France) and Curver (Netherlands). Allibert runs six production facilities in France and Belgium producing bathroom accessories, household storage containers, custom thermoformed products and garden furniture. The company has annual sales of US$ 130 million and was acquired in January 2004. The Dutch subsidiary, Curver, produces plastic home and food storage, cleaning, closet organization, laundry, bathroom and refuse removal products. The company runs plants in Poland and Hungary and has annual sales of US$ 140 million. Curver was acquired in June 2005, not by Keter Plastic itself but by the Dutch holding company Jardin International Holding. This holding company is owned by the Israeli Sagol family, which also owns Keter Plastic.

Keter Plastics’ European subsidiaries are grouped in the European Plastic Group, which is based in Hoofddorp (Netherlands).

Keter Plastics has a subsidiary in the UK which imports and distributes products from its parent in Israel:

Keter (UK) Ltd
Unit 4 Woodgate Business Park
Clapgate Lane
Birmingham
West Midlands B32 3DB
Tel: 012-1422-6633
Fax: 012-1422-0808
E-mail: steven.bood@btinternet.com

Keter Plastic products are sold in the UK by Ace, Argos, B&Q and Homebase. It is not entirely clear from which Keter Plastic plants these products originate.

Adumim Food Additives / Frutarom

Adumim is an Israeli manufacturer of food additives. The head offices and factory of the company are in the industrial zone of Mishor Edomim in the West Bank. In June 2007, the company was sold to the Israeli company Frutarom.

Frutarom creates, develops, manufactures and markets an extensive variety of high quality flavours and fine ingredients for customers in the food, beverage, functional food (claimed to have health promoting benefits beyond its nutritional value), flavour, fragrance, pharmaceutical, “nutraceutical” (blend of nutrition and pharmaceutical), and cosmetic industries. Frutarom markets and sells over 20,000 products to more than 10,000 customers in 120 countries, has 25 R&D labs and 45 sales and marketing offices throughout the world and operates 18 production facilities in Europe, North America, Israel and Asia. Frutarom employs 1,500 employees worldwide. Frutarom’s major shareholder (approximately 37%) is ICC Industries Inc., a New York-based holding company that operates mainly in the chemical, pharmaceutical and plastic industries.

Frutarom has two offices in the UK:

Frutarom (UK) Ltd. – Fine Ingredients Division
Belasis Ave.
Billingham, Cleveland
TS23 1LQ
United Kingdom
Tel: 016-4237-9900
Fax: 016-4237-9901
E-mail: FandF@uk.frutarom.com

Frutarom (UK) Ltd. – Flavours Division
Turnells Mill Lane
Denington Industrial Estate
Wellingborough, Northants
NN8 2RN
United Kingdom
Tel: 019-3344-0343
Fax: 019-3344-3267

In 2007 Frutarom bought the British flavour division of Belmay and the British flavour
company Jupiter Flavours, thus making Frutarom the leading flavour house in the British
market.

Belmay Fragrances Ltd
11 Pond Wood Close
Moulton Park Industrial Estate
Northampton
NN3 6RT
United Kingdom
Tel: 016-0449-2642
Fax: 016-0479-0396
Website: www.belmay.com

Jupiter Flavours Limited
5 Millenium Court
Buildwas Road
Clayhill Industrial Estate
Neston, South Wirral
CH64 3UZ
United Kingdom
Tel: 015-1336-7066
Fax: 015-1336-7270
E-mail: ian.spencer@jupiterflavours.co.uk
Website: www.jupiterflavours.co.uk

UK economic links with Israeli settlements
http://www.soas.ac.uk/lawpeacemideast/49531.pdf