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The online auctioneer ricardo.at became Austria’s market leader since its launch in 2008 and maintains its position against global competitor ebay.
Why it matters
This is an example of the importance of locality when competing with global organisations. How can global brands implement insights from local markets as consumers look to what's familiar and authentic?
The German travel agency Dicke Reisen specialises in planning travel arrangements for overweight people. It was created by a curvy lady fed up of encountering inconveniences due to her weight when travelling. The agency caters for customers by offering special discounts to fly in business class (where seats are larger), suggesting hotels with larger beds and proposing activities that are not too physically demanding.
Zmar is Portugal's first totally eco-friendly campsite. The five star camping resort represents a €30million investment featuring solar-panelling, waste management, extensive recycling, a didactic farm and a Centre for Environmental Interpretation for children.