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Old June 18th, 2010, 09:20 AM   #1
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Has a company's headquarters or location ever influenced you to purchase their products? Well, it sure has for me. For example, if I was to buy candy, I would choose a Wringley product over Cadbury Adams/Kraft because their headquarters is in an urban area and is incredible looking. Same with P&G even though the Colgate-Palmolive Company is in NYC, what isn't?
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Old June 18th, 2010, 08:18 PM   #2
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I disagree with you on that one, Cadbury built the town of Bournville, which is truly beautiful.
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Old June 19th, 2010, 01:21 AM   #3
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Yes. It lets me avoid any guilt for going to Starbucks in foreign countries. It encourages me to buy things at Amazon. Some of that is because they're clients as well as local urban headquarters.
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Old June 20th, 2010, 12:07 PM   #4
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No, I live not far from Nike's World Headquarters in Beaverton and I don't own a pair of their shoes. I have owned Adidas but because they were on sale not because their North American Headquarters are in North Portland. Both have nice campuses.
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Old June 20th, 2010, 09:04 PM   #5
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Not at all
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Old June 20th, 2010, 10:56 PM   #6
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(Worldwide) headquarters in Amsterdam where I buy products from:

-ING & ABN-Amro (banking)
-Ahold (AH - local supermarket)
-Akzo Nobel (paint)
-Heineken (Heineken, Brand, Amstel - beer)
-TNT (mail)
-Hema & Maxeda (lots of stores)
-UPC (internet provider)
-G-star, Tommy Hilfiger (clothing)

Although I don't have the feeling I do it intentional, I buy a lot of things from companies with headquarters in Amsterdam. Sometimes hard to avoid though (beer and the supermarket chain for example).
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Old June 21st, 2010, 07:56 PM   #7
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I dint know G-Star was from Amsterdam, nor did I know they own Tommy Hilfiger... that's interesting.
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Old June 22nd, 2010, 04:35 AM   #8
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Where the global HQ is located influences about 90% of my daily purchases.
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