Food & Drink (183)
Culturally tailored drinks
The Turkish spirit Raki has been transformed into the cocktail Rakito in order to target the Chinese market.
Why it matters
With China finding the taste of Raki too strong due to its anise ingredients, the Turkish company has adapted its product to suit this different audience. In a globalised world, is this a cultural challenge global brands will face less of in the future?
HaiDiLao Hotpot restaurants in China are known for pampering customers while they wait for a table: they can get their nails done, eat a fruit plate or even get a massage. However, the waiting has been made even more worthwhile with a cash incentive.
The longer the wait, the bigger the cash discount a customer receives. All the customer needs to do while waiting is fold paper into cranes! For every paper crane folded, the restaurant gives a 0.5 yuan ($0.08) discount.
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