Someone posted this disturbing article to Facebook. I won't go into all of the details, since it's too long and the author goes into far better detail than I can here, but it's about brands that used to be small, niche brands for sustainable and ethical companies and how they're being swallowed by corporate giants (like Coca-Cola and Hershey's). You think Burt's Bees is small and ethical? They're owned by Clorox.
Once again I'm reminded that if I'm seeing it in a big store like Safeway or Fred Meyer's, it's almost certainly not a small brand. It's not profitable enough for the big stores to deal with small brands. It's yet another reason for me to "shop lower on the money chain" and choose local stores over national ones.