Posts Tagged ‘multinationals’

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    Who Works the Hardest in the Euro Zone?

    Sep 30, 12 • 298 Views • No Comments

    I just discovered a surprising statistic. In the euro zone, judged by hours per week, the Germans are not nearly the hardest workers. Instead Greece, with an average of 42.1 hours is close to the top of the list. By contrast, for 2011, the average German...  [read more]

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    Coach and the Chinese Consumer

    Aug 1, 12 • 397 Views • No Comments

    Reporting their 4th quarter earnings yesterday, Coach, the handbag and accessories retailer, disappointed investors when they said that US department store and factory outlet sales had slowed. They did report, though, that sales of their handbags and...  [read more]

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    Developing a Soda Habit

    Jul 26, 12 • 263 Views • No Comments

    Why do Brazilians drink Coca-Cola? Our story starts during 1990. Trying to cope with an 80% monthly inflation rate, Brazilian shoppers rushed to supermarkets early in the morning before higher price stickers replaced the old ones. In just one month, a $1...  [read more]

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    Chinese Oreos

    Feb 5, 12 • 340 Views • No Comments

    Everybody in the U.S. knows that eating an Oreo is an experience. You split open the cookie, slowly swallow the filling, and then submerge its chocolate remains in your milk. At Kraft they call it, “Twist. Lick. Dunk.” When the Oreo team brought...  [read more]