Saturday, January 19, 2013

Coke Pimp Leaves NZ with Case of Sour Grapes

For offshore readers, the other big item of what passes for news around here (apart from the dead whale) is the departing words of Coca-Cola Amatil's Man in NZ for the last nine years:
The outgoing boss of one of our largest firms has taken a parting shot at New Zealand's attitude towards big business, saying an ingrained anti-corporate mentality is stifling the growth of companies...

He said that while entrepreneurs were admired in New Zealand, big businesses were seen as "nasty and untrustworthy".
Everyone from union leaders, business leaders, business commentators, Plebber and Plebook have been putting the boot into this whining lolly water pusher. If there's one thing that brings this country together in solidarity, it's a little rich suit facing a white man's burden.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the planet, Coke admits its adverts for its new range of "Vitamin Water" are nasty and untrustworthy.