Layton)Posted: 2009/10/06 at 9:18 AMI could care less if he sings a whole set of fuzzy warm hippy songs. It does not change the fact that he has given huge tax breaks to the wealthy 1%, ignored the poverty problem of big cities, helped architect a massive record breaking deficit, is attempting to sell off national assets like the Atomic Energy Corportation to foreign intrests, privatized public services believes that big business greed will regualte itself.He’s a sell out just like Paul McCartney is. We need another Tommy Douglas to help us see that compassion, generosity teamwoark are what makes this nation strong, not competiveness, greed petty politics.Posted: 2009/10/06 at 9:57 AMI am a card carrying Liberal, but PM Harper was awesome.
Market penetration involves making more sales to current customers without changing the company’s products. Market development involves identifying and developing new markets for its current products. Product development is offering modified or new products to current markets.
Costa has nearly 4,000 stores across 32 countries. It will give Coca Cola (KO) “a strong coffee platform across parts of Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, with the opportunity for additional expansion,” Coca Cola said in a statement.Besides its thousands of retail stores, Costa Coffee also has smaller on the go outlets called Costa Express, a roastery and for home coffee products.Whitbread, which acquired Costa in 1995, said it will use proceeds from the sale of the coffee business to expand its other big brand, Premier Inn hotels.The deal still needs to get approval from shareholders and regulators, and is expected to be completed in the first half of 2019, the companies said.Buying Costa puts Coke in direct competition with Starbucks (SBUX) and several other global coffee brands.Costa has nearly 4,000 stores across 32 countries.Earlier this year, Nestle (NSRGF) and Starbucks agreed a $7.2 billion global coffee alliance, which will see Nestle market, sell and distribute Starbucks products outside its stores worldwide. JAB, the Luxembourg based holding company that owns brands like Krispy Kreme and Peet’s Coffee, bought UK sandwich and coffee chain Pret A Manger in May.Another of JAB’s coffee brands, Keurig, merged its business with one of Coca Cola’s domestic competitors Dr Pepper Snapple in January.”Hot beverages is one of the few segments of the total beverage landscape where Coca Cola does not have a global brand,” Coca Cola CEO James Quincy said Friday.