This works for me instantly because I grew up in Ottawa and recognize that this has been done already in almost exactly the same way except with yellow instead of white packaging (and a bit less purism when it comes to the small print):http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_Name_%28brand%29https://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch& ... brand+logo
In fact this touched home so exactly to my youth back in Ontario that I registered just to comment. From the text it sounds like Randall came up with the idea without ever knowing that someone did essentially exactly what he was proposing and created a well known brand for themselves with the idea decades ago. :-T
Tony O' the Kilt
So, funny. The article says that the people developed a brand loyalty to the no brand.
Humans. We are so Human!Virus of the Mind
by Brodie is a book that is so good at explaining this phenomena. http://www.amazon.com/Virus-Mind-New-Sc ... 0963600125
No. I don't think that you should buy a copy. I read it. It was good.
6 euros? Plus shipping? I paid a lot more than that for my copy.
No. I do not have my copy anymore. Gave it to a California Girl that was passing through on her way back to New Zealand.
If, you settled this argument a few pages back, then, ignore this.
Karilyn wrote:False Prophet is right. It's definitely true that the low end products are often identical to a high end brand, with a different package. The only problem goes when the generic happens to be based on a high end brand that you don't like. A common one is Ketchup. Generic Ketchup is usually Hunts, not Heinz, and some people don't like Hunts. Another one is Peanut Butter, one of the few things I buy non-generic. Generic peanut butter is usually Jif or Skippy, both of which I don't like because they are too sweet and too salty, I always pick up Peter Pan as one of the few non-generics I buy.
If you're familiar with a variety of name brands, it's often not hard to figure out which name brand your generic actually is.
I was so happy when stores started carrying generic Miracle Whip. You have to keep an close eye to figure out which ones are Mayo (usually Heilman's equivalent) and which are Miracle Whip, considering they are both frequently labeled generically as Salad Dressing (who puts miracle whip or mayo on their salad?)
You seem to be contradicting yourself. If the generics are the same as the high-end brands, then why are you saying that the ketchup, penut butter, miracle whip and whatever aren't as good as the high-end brands? I guess what you're saying is that generics are often the same as the cheapest name brands. Generic ketchup is the same as (the cheaper ketchup) Hunts, generic peanut butter is the same as (the cheaper peanut butter) Jif, etc.
For the most part, you're probably right there -- if you're going to buy Hunts, you may as well save an extra penny and buy Walmart brand or whatever.
FalseProphet, however, was suggesting that the no-frills brands were actually putting the same product as the higher-end brands into their packages. While I agree that Walmart ketchup probably tastes like Hunts ketchup, I haven't seen any evidence that they're getting them from the same factory.
Not all, but, some of the products are exactly the same product. Canned vegies and fruits are an example.
1. The same fields grow the product.
2. The same human workers do the manual portions of the job.
3. The same machinery is used to package the product.
3.a.) The machinery has minor adjustments that must be made between brands.
3.a.)1. The kind of can.
3.a.)2. The way the can is sealed.
3.a.) 3 The Label.
Same stuff. Different price.
The men and women do not get more money to package the high end stuff.
Who gets that money? Well; The smart people. Right?
Yeah. I have experience.
Labels are fun. Sometimes it has so little to do with what is in the box. It is all about the box. Maxwell Parish boxes are more valuable than anything that was ever sold in one. https://www.google.com/search?q=maxwell ... 47&bih=339
Well; The Hope Diamond in a Maxwell Parish box would leave a person with a problem. Keep them both. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hope_Diamond
Or; Better yet; Give them to a museum.
I had a Maxwell Parish. The artist himself touched that thing. It was, just, a thing.
They are still making prints of his work. Right?
The man was good.
I did not like all of his art. Contentment. I had Contentment. I used it every day. http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1&hl=en ... vAQ&zoom=1
I have no idea what the above link links to. Good luck and keep the children and Science Majors protected.
He did the artwork for some consumer goods, way back in the day.
The box was important. Still is.
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Those that do not Know; Don't tell them.
They do terrible things to people that Tell Them.