Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 
25341 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5186

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Subscriber

  Reply # 1860231 7-Sep-2017 11:16
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

frankv:

 

 

 

Made in China. May contain melanin.

 

 

 

It's the diethylene glycol you have to worry about in Chinese toothpaste.

 

 


Onward
10920 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4773

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1860239 7-Sep-2017 11:30
Send private message quote this post

sbiddle:

 

frankv:

 

 

 

Made in China. May contain melanin.

 

 

 

It's the diethylene glycol you have to worry about in Chinese toothpaste.

 

 

 

 

My wife always makes sure she has NZ toothpaste with her on her trips to China because of this.





Mike
Retired IT Manager. 
The views stated in my posts are my personal views and not that of any other organisation.

 

 It's our only home, lets clean it up then...

 

Take My Advice, Pull Down Your Pants And Slide On The Ice!

 

 


 
 
 
 


5553 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2502

Subscriber

  Reply # 1860247 7-Sep-2017 11:47
Send private message quote this post

I am surprised at the passion this seemingly harmless subject has engendered. I like Aim because I prefer the  taste and texture and I have used it for years. I am not particularly bothered by its chemical constituents. If I have survived it this long, it is not likely to kill me now.

 

I also like being able to find products I prefer and not have them disappear when I have long been accustomed to being able to acquire them. Neither of these things are end of the world problems, however. When I could no longer obtain the original Aim that I preferred, I got used to the Mint version. If that also disappears I will get used to something else. I do wish we had more choice in supermarkets, because I don't like any of the ones we currently have, but I have got used to that as well. As someone has pointed out, these are very much first world problems.

 

 





I reject your reality and substitute my own. - Adam Savage
 


25341 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5186

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Subscriber

  Reply # 1860256 7-Sep-2017 12:01
Send private message quote this post

Rikkitic:

 

I do wish we had more choice in supermarkets, because I don't like any of the ones we currently have, but I have got used to that as well.

 

 

Be very careful what you wish for.. Because it's clear you don't realise the consequences of that happening. If you want to see what will happen, look at Australia.

 

New entrants can only compete on one thing - price. Because the industry is already very low margin the quickest way drive prices down by opting for home brands whyich you control the pricing of end to end. You don't have manufacturers wanting to maintain a RRP or negotiate promotional pricing with them.

 

The entry into Australia of Aldi has seen greater competition in the marketplace, and also seen a massive move towards house brands in both Woolworths and Coles. It's seen significant rationalisation of brands and products because warehousing products in a DC that don't sell isn't an efficient way to run a business when the competition has lower operating costs because they offer such a small range of products.

 

 


1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

FUJIFILM introduces X-E3 mirrorless camera with wireless connectivity
Posted 18-Sep-2017 13:53


Vodafone announces new plans with bigger data bundles
Posted 15-Sep-2017 10:51


Skinny launches phone with support for te reo Maori
Posted 14-Sep-2017 08:39


If Vodafone dropping mail worries you, you’re doing online wrong
Posted 11-Sep-2017 13:54


Vodafone New Zealand deploy live 400 gigabit system
Posted 11-Sep-2017 11:07


OPPO camera phones now available at PB Tech
Posted 11-Sep-2017 09:56


Norton Wi-Fi Privacy — Easy, flawed VPN
Posted 11-Sep-2017 09:48


Lenovo reveals new ThinkPad A Series
Posted 8-Sep-2017 14:37


Huawei passes Apple for the first time to capture the second spot globally
Posted 8-Sep-2017 10:45


Vodafone initiative enhances te reo Maori pronunciation on Google Maps
Posted 8-Sep-2017 10:40


Voyager Internet expand local internet phone services company with Conversant acquisition
Posted 6-Sep-2017 18:27


NOW Expands in to Tauranga
Posted 5-Sep-2017 18:16


Windows 10 Fall Creators Update coming Oct. 17
Posted 4-Sep-2017 14:10


Garmin introduce Garmin vivoactive 3
Posted 1-Sep-2017 18:38


Kiwibank wastes $90 million on software – Reseller News
Posted 1-Sep-2017 13:45



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.