How each company creates value and sustain competitive advantage through business strategy Coca-Cola Coca Cola creates value for its clients over its competitors by offering a product that the customer values in a special way. Coca Cola offers a product at lower cost as being the market leader, and this strategy makes it differ from its competitors.
The battle to expand container recycling programs is far from won.
Pixabay David Ritter says recycling cans and plastic bottles has proven to be effective and wildly popular, so why has it not been implemented across the country? The weather was fine, the company convivial, and the children were either haring about on the grass and sand, or dipping tentative toes in the few cold inches of gentle ocean shallows.
At one point I went for a walk along the beach with my four-year-old daughter Josie, to pick up driftwood and shells. We couldn't help but notice the plastic garbage that had washed up on the sand, including a heck of a lot of plastic bottles with their colourful screw top lids. Prominent among the corporate logos fading on the litter was the famous red and white squiggle of the real thing itself, Coca-Cola.
The sight was an ugly jolt in our shared communion with the sky, sand and sea. Had we been on a beach in South Australia, it is less likely that my daughter and I would have come across an empty Coke bottle on the beach. Thirty six years ago the Croweaters wisely introduced a container deposit recycling scheme.
The arrangement couldn't be simpler: The South Australian system is highly successful, resulting in the removal and recycling of around 80 per cent of cans and bottles. Almost everybody in South Australia supports container deposit recycling, as do 86 per cent of people in NSW and 81 per cent in Victoria.
But, sadly, residents of other states are still waiting for their governments to adopt the scheme. The question has to be asked: The troubling answer lies in the apparent influence of fizzy drink companies on the functioning of Australian democracy.
A coalition of big beverage corporations led by Coca-Cola Amatil, and now united under the banner of the Australian Food and Grocery Councilhas waged a ferocious legal and political campaign to prevent the spread of container deposit recycling outside of South Australia. Coke in particular has lobbied politicians, run misleading advertising campaigns, seemingly called the police on peaceful campaigners, and even taken the Northern Territory government to court for trying to introduce its own cash for containers scheme.
In the end it was only intervention by the Federal Executive Council that has enabled the NT to continue with the scheme. According to NSW Nationals MP John Williamspolitical donations also explain the impasse, because historically, "both Labor and Liberal governments have been supported by the Packaged Stewardship Forum which basically helps them with elections and helps with funds".
The beverage companies' lobbying power is compounded by their hefty advertising budgets. Earlier this yearno commercial television station in Australia was prepared to take Greenpeace's money to run an ad since viewed more than a 1.
ABC's Media Watch labelled the commercial boycotting of the ad 'disturbing' and a 'restriction on free speech'. What's emerged in response to the corporate heavy-handedness is a broad community alliance of surfers, scientists, runners, recycling campaigners and thousands of other Australians, who are challenging Coca-Cola and friends.
As one student wrote in an inspiring opinion piece: You only have to go down to the Cooks River in Sydney to see that doing nothing results in a big problem. Every remaining state except Queensland is now considering introducing container deposit recycling — and the nation may yet get together on the issue.
But the battle is far from won. The fate of our rivers and beaches, our parks and marine liferemains in the balance. Will the people prevail?
Or do we actually live in a pop drink democracy, where the convenience of corporate giants comes first? The governments of Australia must decide just whose side they're on.
Here in Sydney, I am hoping Barry O'Farrell will act, so that my daughter's next beachside question is more likely to be "why is the sea blue?
View his full profile here.Whether you are enjoying the refreshing taste of Coca-Cola in a Glass Bottle or Mini Coke Can, it was meant to be enjoyed with friends!
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