• @ipkpjersi
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    61 month ago

    Why do they do this in specifically lower-income countries, where there is less money to be made for them? That’s the part that confuses me.

    • @inetknght
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      101 month ago

      There’s less regulation in a developing country. So… if you get them hooked on it then, at least, you’ve got easy (albeit low) income. During the developing country maturity they will then be hooked on sugar and less likely to ban it or curb it.

      It’s just as any addiction.

      • @ipkpjersi
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        61 month ago

        Ah, regulations, that’s what I was missing. That sucks.

        • Instigate
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          31 month ago

          It’s also not an exclusive situation: that is, selling to the Global South doesn’t in any way impede or prevent their sales in developed nations. It’s just an extra source of income. Sure, they’re making less money per unit sold, but less extra money is better than no extra money. Aggressively marketing to these countries also helps prevent local companies from creating their own competitive products, which protects Nestle’s global dominance interests.

          Suffice to say that the list of reasons they would want to do this is long while the list against is very short.