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Posted 12/2/16
It never ceases to amaze me when people try to boycott something as a sign of protest. We live in a fractured capitalist realm, boycotts of this manner means absolutely nothing. For every Breitbart/conservative that decides to partake in this boycott (considering they actually purchased Kellogs, to begin with) there's going to be five to ten mothers who still purchase Kellogs for their children. Fighting with your dollars just means that you believe that your demographic is the one that they're targeting their products to - considering they've stated they don't want their ads on Breitbart.com, it's safe to say that they know that they determined any potential impact from "boycotts" like these since they're a dime a dozen.

Boycotts against companies in this manner are similar to a five-year-old holding their breath. It doesn't impact those who the five-year-old is protesting against, they still don't get what they want (in this manner, the ads being back on Breitbart), and eventually they'll forget what they were protesting against. Humans do this throughout their lifespan from childhood until death. The only difference is how we throw our tantrums as we get older.
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Posted 12/2/16

Adjacent-Taurus wrote:

Its not that much different when HolyDrumStick called for a boycott on Crunchyroll service over the forums.


True. The only difference I can see is that I don't care what websites Kellogs advertises on, whereas I would be rather happy if Drumstick continued with his boycott for a loooooong time.
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Posted 12/2/16

ninjitsuko wrote:

It never ceases to amaze me when people try to boycott something as a sign of protest. We live in a fractured capitalist realm, boycotts of this manner means absolutely nothing..


Target got hit pretty hard due to boycotts. Even if there isn't any monetary loss, the negative PR is just as bad.
Posted 12/2/16

Amyas_Leigh wrote:

Target got hit pretty hard due to boycotts. Even if there isn't any monetary loss, the negative PR is just as bad.


They lost about $20m from the boycott (per their projected margins). It was only about 30 different stores in the US that even saw a loss of sales due to the "bathroom scandal". To say that $20m impacted them to the point of changing their decision or even causing them to lose actual profits (revenue was down by 7% for the month of August - but back to normal in Q4 - projected profits weren't met in that quarter, but they still made over $680 million in earnings over Q3).

In other words: It did nothing to drive the point home. A mere 7% drop in revenue doesn't really entice a company to change their perspective on something.

It's like when someone tells a retail worker "Well, I'm never coming back to the store again!" - so? Your meager amount of purchases in that particular store amounted to less than 1% of their annual earnings - big deal.
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Posted 12/2/16 , edited 12/2/16

ninjitsuko wrote:





A mere 7% drop in revenue doesn't really entice a company to change their perspective on something.






Target's same-store transactions, which is how traffic is measured, fell 2.2% in the second quarter. Overall, sales fell 7.2% to $16.2 billion.


But its just traffic folks nothing to do with any boycott
Posted 12/2/16 , edited 12/2/16

Amyas_Leigh wrote:


Target's same-store transactions, which is how traffic is measured, fell 2.2% in the second quarter. Overall, sales fell 7.2% to $16.2 billion.


But its just traffic folks nothing to do with any boycott


I didn't say it wasn't due to the boycott; more so that it didn't really cause much of an impact. Target still upholds its gender-neutral bathroom policy across the US (even here in North Carolina, home of the HB2 bill). So... what did it really do? Cause Target to lose a little bit of money? Didn't put any stores out of business, either. End scenario is that there are people who whine about something a corporation does, decides to boycott them, and the corporation continues to do what they whined about.

Nobody won, nobody lost. It's just those who whined no longer shop at Target because they think their voices were heard. Target hasn't reversed its policy, nor has it lost enough revenue/traffic to cause them to second-guess their policy.

So..... yeah, it amounted to nothing, essentially.
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Posted 12/2/16
As a conservative myself, I think what Breitbart is doing with this #DumpKelloggs thing is pretty stupid...

If they don't want to advertise with Breitbart, then so be it... that's the beauty of freedom. Just like I wouldn't like it if i got demonized for not agreeing with someone else's views, I wouldn't do the same (as a conservative) to others.

Bad move, Breitbart.
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Posted 12/2/16
I am not a Trump supporter, but listen. I love cereal.
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Posted 12/2/16
Let them waste their breath/time. It's amusing to the rest of us.
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Posted 12/2/16

MonoDreams wrote:

Nah man, I need my fruit loops.


Buy your store brand. They probably taste better and have less bugs and pesticides in them.
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Posted 12/2/16
Can they donate it instead of wasting it?



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We're talking about cereal.


I love your avatar.

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Posted 12/2/16
I mean people can boycott a product or a company for whatever reason, don't see why anyone cares and this is coming from someone who doesn't read or care for Bretibart
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Posted 12/2/16

MysteryMiss wrote:

I will pass cereal is loaded with chemicals and sugars


>Top 10 Toxic Kid Cereals

When it came to the listing “most toxic” cereals, we faced a challenge. Should we list those with the most sugar? The most dangerous levels of vitamin? Dyes? BHT? We could go on forever, but I checked some current ingredients and believe these are some of the worst offenders and why. All of these use extrusion processing, contain GMOs and are fortified. Sugars listed are the amount for 1 serving size in grams.

Kellogg’s Fruit Loops: Sugar, hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, modified food starch, annatto, BHT, artificial dyes including red #40, 10g of sugar. Fruit Loops with Marshmallows contains 13g.
Kellogg’s Corn Pops: Sugar and molasses, hydrogenated vegetable oils, annatto, BHT, 9g of sugar.
Kellogg’s Apple Jacks: Sugar, partially and fully hydrogenated vegetable oils, modified food starch, modified corn starch, artificial dyes including red #40, BHT, 10g of sugar.
Kellogg’s Honey Smacks: Sugar, honey and dextrose, partially and fully hydrogenated vegetable oils, soy lecithin, BHT and topping our list with a whopping 15g of sugar
General Mills Lucky Charms: Sugar, corn syrup and dextrose, modified corn starch, trisodium phosphate, artificial dyes including red #40, artificial flavor, 10g of sugar.
General Mills Boo Berry/Count Chocul Franken Berry: Sugar, dextrose and corn syrup, modified corn starch, canola oil, BHT, trisodium phosphate, artificial flavor, artificial dyes including red #40, artificial flavor, 9g of sugar.
General Mills Trix: Sugar, corn syrup, BHT, trisodium phosphate, artificial dyes including red #40, 10g of sugar.
Post Foods Fruity Pebbles: Sugar, hydrogenated vegetable oils, BHA, artificial flavor, artificial dyes including red #40, 9g of sugar.
Cap’N Crunch CrunchBerries: Sugar, brown sugar, BHT, artificial flavor, artificial dyes including red #40, 11g of sugar. OOPS! All Berries contains 15g of sugar.
Post Golden Crisps: Corn syrup, honey, caramel color. I had to add this one even though it’s not full of too many toxins because of the sugar content.



Woo, glad I did not see frosted mini wheats. It's literally the only cereal I can eat anymore without a gag reflex. I grew up eating a bowl of cereal every single day for 6 years straight. It got old real fast, and that is not even mentioning the epidemic of spoiled milk in 2004 in my area.

I'll be honest, I don't give a dam on who is in the right or wrong over this advertisement fiasco. But I'll boycott them just for their shit food. Ohh wait, I already am, not like I can eat anything of theirs without throwing chunks.
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Posted 12/2/16

SportingNightRaid wrote:

Can they donate it instead of wasting it?



ZavinRoyalheart wrote:

We're talking about cereal.


I love your avatar.



Thank you! Thank you! You have excellent taste!
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