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post #1 of 31 Old 01-16-2015, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
 
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We're taking Target and going home!

What? You guys don't like Target? Ha!


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What? You guys don't like Target? Ha!

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I saw in the business section today in the LA Time that Target was leaving the Canadian market since none of the Canooks spend any loonies there. That was after I saw the first posting and wondered...WTF...is this?
Not wondering no mo.
Some markets are successful and others are not.
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Next we're taking Tim Hortons.


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Some markets are successful and others are not.
Much the same happened here in Australia with Starbucks. Their coffee wasn't up to the standard Aussies expect.

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Firstly, they didn't seem to pay much attention to product optimisation. In short, they just took what worked in the US, and tried it here. Unfortunately for Starbucks, what worked in the US was bitter, weak coffee augmented by huge quantities of milk and sweet flavoured syrups. Not so much coffee, as hot coffee-based smoothies.

For the Australian consumer, raised on a diet of real espresso, this was always going to be a tough sell.
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Seems like some 'merkin corporations just don't get how to sell to Canadians. We are NOT 'merkins and buy differently.

It didn't help that they were grossly short on stock last holiday season, and their prices were much more for the same items in the states.

Boneheads. They lost billions on this fiasco.

Now I'm worried about Timmies since they got bought by Burger King.

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I don't think Burger King knows how to make Poutine.

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Krispy Kreme aren't doing so well here either. The local KK, which was the first in Australia and the first outside the USA, no longer makes doughnuts, their machines lie idle while they get the doughnuts in from a central manufacturing site.

The holes in the Krispy Kreme strategy - The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Another country - different customers. BTW, they just finished the construction of one just next to me.
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"Their coffee wasn't up to the standard Aussies expect."

I can't stand that crap either.
'Merican marketing is a wonder. One wonders why it works here much less in other cultural markets. I blame it on the educational process here. For the marketeers they have to exert less effort on the poorly educated to sell them on the ideas.
Just listen to the ads on telly or radio for drugs and medications. The side effects guarantee death and worse but by golly, ask your doctor for this stuff!
Automobile ads include raves of horsepower and squealing tires. Sexy cars tearing up dry lake beds into dust clouds, etc. Yousa, I want one of them!
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