Coca Cola and soda consumption growth in India
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Highlighting an exceptional comment from HN about how Coca Cola has been growing its consumption in India, that completely flew under the radar.
The rest of the thread is also very interesting: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=28790828
The “healthier than local alternatives” is an interesting insight. It’s a good example of ways in which regulation can actually help small business if implemented correctly (in a way that fosters trust between consumer and producer). But attempts to regulate stuff like this in India will be met with heavy protests and resistance so it’s a non-starter. They only end up shooting themselves in the foot and domestic industries, like local liquors and street foods, end up losing out to multi-national brands over the long run.
It’s kind of like how Uber and Lyft were able to take the taxi business over, in part, because the traditional taxi cab companies were just so heinously corrupt and bad at their jobs.
In contrast, I consider the fact that I had raw chicken sashimi when I was in Japan. This is something I would never, ever do in the US. But everything about being in Japan, the cleanliness of the cities, and the attentiveness and conscientiousness of the service culture there, all led me to trust them enough to assume they would take the proper precautions.